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Bimp's first fretless!!! Woo Hoo!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chad Michael, May 27, 2004.


  1. I've wanted a fretless for a few years now, but had to find just the right one. Well, I finally found the little stinker and after a half hour of playing, I'm completely addicted... :hyper:

    I promise I will post my own photos soon, but for now you can see some pics online of identical basses if you wish. It is a Lightwave Saber C fretless 5, you can view pics of the same model at bass central or bass alone.

    Features that I was looking for in a fretless:
    - unique personality
    - interesting / uprightish tone
    - unlined fingerboard
    - 3/4" string spacing at the bridge
    - 3/8" string spacing at the nut
    - 34" scale
    - reasonably affordable
    - satin finished body and neck
    - natural color

    The Lightwave passed with a perfect score. I love it. :cool:
     
  2. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Ya know, reading this makes me think my build should be a fretless. It's already slatted w/ an Ebony/Wenge neck... Hmm, why not?
     
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    A "New Bass" post and no pics?!?!?!!?

    You should be ashamed!!!
     
  4. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.

    +10,000,000,000
     
  5. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
  6. BruceWane

    BruceWane

    Oct 31, 2002
    Houston, TX
    Are you going to put some kind of thumbrest on it? I played one of those and thought it was pretty nice, but found myself feeling a little lost with no pickup to use a reference point or to place my thumb on when plucking the B. It just felt like something was missing.
     
  7. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Nah, the best way to rest your thumb is on a string your not playing, I.E. if you are playing in the D-G-C area, you can rest your thumb in the E-A spots no prob, When you are playing on the G string, you can rest on the D string, its soo much simpler that way.
     

  8. I know, I know [in best "Homer Simpson" voice] - FOR SHAME! [​IMG]

    Here are the actual pictures of my new bass, in our backyard.

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    :D
     
  9. Possu jam

    Possu jam

    May 16, 2004
    Finland
    man thats something sweet!
    congrats! :)

    i need to buy flatwounds to my fretless...
     
  10. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
  11. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    I don't know much about these, looks pretty...

    But, does it have a piece pup in the bridge or something?
     
  12. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  13. Aram

    Aram

    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    Killer bass, Bimp -- and nice lawn too :bassist:
     
  14. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    correct.but what about when playing B?
     
  15. x182

    x182

    Mar 22, 2004
    huge backyard dude
     
  16. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Congrads on the new axe, may it be all you want in a bass . :)
     
  17. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    Nice Bass!!!

    Love the yard!!
     
  18. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    HOLY CRAP!!!

    You could see a Naked Lady in the Window...


    (Mumbles incohearently ... Lucy in the Sky... with Diamonds...)