cheap fretless 6 strings?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jasonbraatz, Sep 4, 2001.

  1. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    do they exist?

    i was looking at the ibanez and peavey 6 strings, and i can't seem to find any thing indicating if they can come in fretless.

    anything else around this price range? (<700)

    (i'm just seeing if there's anything out there, or if i'll have to build what i want after i build my 4 stringer)

  2. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    For $700 you can get a DP Custom 6-string bass - you get to choose the design, woods, scale length, string spacing etc. I don't have one myself, but I have heard only good things about them.

    Other cheaper 6-strings would be the Dean basses, Galveston, Samick (mostly Korean manufacturers).
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    You can always defret them ;)
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    If you can find a Cort Artisan fretless 6, that would be your best low priced bet. Around $700 I believe.

    You could get a bare bones Carvin LB76F for not much more than that.

    Other than that, you could spend ~$1400 and get a Peavey Cirrus fretless 6.
  5. jcranny

    jcranny Guest

    Jun 5, 2001
    Is there any such thing?
    If u find out please let me know, coz I could use one myself.Cheers:D
  6. I picked up an Ibanez fretless 6 around a year ago for about $500 (used of course).
  7. lowb


    Jul 27, 2000
    London, UK
    You could always defrett a Yamaha TRB 6, as they are probably better basses for the money then all the previous basses mentioned.............just my opinion.

    However you just don't know how a production line bass will perfom, after you've made changes!!:confused: