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Bossa Fretless Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by caesarbass, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. Does anybody out there play a Bossa 5 string fretless? I'm thinking of getting one, tomorrow, and I'm wondering if anyone can give me some firsthand gigging experience with one of these.
    I've attached a pic of the bass.

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  2. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    Looks very nice. I would check to see what electronics it has and perhaps see if you can hear what it sounds like.

    Bassplayer magazine recently reviewed a Bossa and gave it good marks for playability and craftsmanship, but found it to be very dark sounding -- keeping in mind their test bass was a LOT of rosewood.
  3. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    I've played a few Bossa's and they were all great basses. They use their own electronics in them which are quite good. If you can get it for a good price than I'd say you can lose.
  4. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    By the way, I checked out your playing with that Brooke Wilkes woman. Man, you can play! Very cool. I really think you'll dig that fretless.
  5. thats a nice bass!
  6. EmJazz-Thanks so much, I appreciate it. I actually tried the Bossa out today, I dug it, but I got cold feet...the bass was $1600.00, which is a GREAT price for that bass, but I got a bit freaked out. That's a lot of dough. Also, as I was pulling around the corner to park, so I could check out the bass, I got a ticket for running a stale yellow light...maybe it's a sign. :eek: :confused: