Cheap fretless necks (AliExpress etc...)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Citizen Lyfe, Jan 29, 2021.

  1. Citizen Lyfe

    Citizen Lyfe

    Feb 6, 2009

    Any experiences with cheap fretless necks from AliExpress, EBay etc..?

    For example, in the listing below it is not possible to see whether dot markers are in the wrong position for an unlined fretless (as if it had frets).
    4-string fretless electric bass neck 20-fret 34-inch maple fingerboard nut 38mm | eBay

    Can you recommend me a decent neck merchant (eBay, Ali stores) that ships decent budget necks to Europe and puts dot markers where they should be?
    I know it's a silly question, but how can I tell with which bodies is it compatible?

    I am looking for an unlined P or J neck and I am wondering if it's worth the hassle.

    Of course, since I never dealt with this, and many of you have, I won't be offended if you advised me to just buy a Harley Benton or pay someone to defret and epoxy a used Squier Affinity.


    (oh, and I apologize if this should have been posted in the Luthier's corner)
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2021

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