Best Inexpensive Fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by joeytiii, Oct 16, 2001.

  1. joeytiii

    joeytiii Guest

    Oct 23, 2000
    I'm looking into picking up a fretless bass and learning it this winter. I remember in Bass Player they gave the Yamaha and Carvin really good writeups. Anybody have a preference? I also would like to know if I should learn on a fretlined Bass, or just go for an unmarked board. I don't plan on spending a ton the first time out here, and would rather study some and then buy a nicer setup. Any comments?
  2. how much you willing to spend? For the $400-500 dollar range, I'd recomend a MTD Kingston. I think Gard should be stomping around these parts soon, he'll fill you with loads of info on these things.
  3. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
  4. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas

    Fender's are OK.

    Oh, if you goto Mars Music, you might be able to get a good deal on a Curt Curbow. :D

    Hehe..I love promoting my bass.
  5. arvidgunardi

    arvidgunardi Guest

    Mar 18, 2001
    Jakarta Indonesia
    I was just about to post that bass. :)

    Very worth it!...
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    MTD Kingston would be the one to get. Priced like a beginner's bass, but better than a lot of $1500 basses.
  7. ldiezman

    ldiezman Guest

    Jul 11, 2001
    I second.. or 3rd i guess the MTD Kingston.. good bass. I was also surprised when I played on a dean bass a while back.. It had had a really nice tone and wasn't too expensive.. maybe 5 or $600... but i haven't played many deans and I don't know much about them
  8. Cogno

    Cogno Guest

    Jun 11, 2001
    MIM Fender Jazz gets my vote.
  9. I agree here. Used ones can be found cheap. I picked up mine for $250 and it didn't have a mark on it. Sounds pretty good and they are a great bass to upgrade with new pickups etc. It's a great bass to findout if fretless is for you without breaking the bank.