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Cheap Fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Acepiloto, Oct 5, 2001.


  1. Acepiloto

    Acepiloto

    Aug 25, 2000
    I am in the market for a relatively inexpensive fretless bass. I have a very tight budget so I want to keep the price under $300 USD. I've noticed some cheaper fretless basses on musicyo.com, and samash.com, but I am skeptical about their construction, durability, etc. Passive electronics will be fine for now, to keep price down. Thanks.
     
  2. snyderz

    snyderz

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Hi Ace,
    Lots of cheap fretless basses out there. Your best bet is to go MIM or MIJ Fender (IMO). The MIM's will be lined, and the MIJ's you can get unlined. Most will be in the $300 range.
    Doc
     
  3. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    For a disposable fretless, the Carlo Robellis at Sam Ash are actually pretty nice. Small body, nice tone, great playability. If you're anywhere near an actual Sam Ash store, I'd recommend that you check them out.
     
  4. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    I saw a Yamaha fretless at mars music, i played it, i loved the sound, i think it is under 200
     
  5. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York