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Cheapo Fretless?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sublime0bass, Aug 26, 2007.


  1. sublime0bass

    sublime0bass

    Aug 2, 2007
    Boone, NC
    check this out:

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Rogue-LX200BF-Fretless-Series-II-Bass-?sku=512226

    ive always wanted to try out a fretless bass. this seems like a decent option since i've come into some money recently. as rogue is *known* for their quality, i know this wont have fantastic pickups or expensive tonewoods, but will i still get a proper feel for the different tone (and method) of playing a fretless?

    just thinking. i could always use another bass lying around :)


    EDIT:

    note post 18 on this page:

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=338711&highlight=fretless
     
  2. sublime0bass

    sublime0bass

    Aug 2, 2007
    Boone, NC
    noted. i really wanted a PJ style as ive never used one

    what is the deal with rondomusic.com? seems irregularly cheap
     
  3. They are very cheap, but they're pretty good quality. A lot of people use them stock, but a lot of people also modify them by changing the tuners, pickups or bridge. You can't beat them for the price. The body wood alone is worth the price they're charging for the basses.
     
  4. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Huh? That's more that double the cost of the bass in the orignial post. :confused: Yeah, it's better, but 230%+ of the price?

    The son of one of the guitar players in my band has that exact Rogue bass in a fretted version. It is easily on par with anything I've played from Rondo-SX (I've played a lot) at the same price point. If you like the look of it, go for it. The pickups are decent, build quality is aqequate, hardware stays in tune.
     
  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
  6. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    My suggestion is to post a new thread, this one is about sub-$150 fretless basses. Completely different animal.
     
  7. tbone409

    tbone409

    Feb 17, 2007
    kenosha, wi
    i have a fretted lulu that i love, i cant reccomend it enough, i got it for $425 shipped.:bassist:

    http://www.waterstoneguitars.com/bass_lulu.shtml
     
  8. saxnbass

    saxnbass

    Mar 9, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    I used to have that exact fretless bass mentioned in the OP. Yes, it's cheap; it feels cheap, sounds cheap, and plays cheap. Really. If you had the money for the Squire VMS, get that instead. If not, try and find the VMS used, that'll cut back on costs too.
     

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