Finally Fretless!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fakeneckplate'65, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. fakeneckplate'65

    fakeneckplate'65 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2014
    Columbus, OH
    I picked up my first fretless bass today, a Lakland 4401, from Craigslist today. I have never so much as touched a fretless bass until I got home with it in my hands & HOLY....COW......I think I've finally found my thing!

    I have been practicing playing right up against the fret on my Fender Jazz bass, to the point of getting buzz, & I guess it paid off. This bass just plays so effortlessly & sounds absolutely amazing! I'll feel a little bad for my J bass now.. :bag:

    The neck is so smooth & slim & the finish is really beautiful. The action could not be lower. If you're considering fretless, but, you're scared of intonation problems, find one of these with fretlines.
  2. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    I've only owned a fretless for a month, but I love it.
    Enjoy the new bass & the fretless world.

    And post some pictures when you get a chance.
  3. f.c.geil


    May 12, 2011
    Very cool. My first bass was a fretless, and that will always be my love. Unfortunately, that one had other issues, so I had to get rid of it, but I am still on the prowl for another good one.
  4. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Have fun with it!
  5. enricogaletta


    May 21, 2011
  6. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    Welcome to the fretless world!

    It's mwahvelous.

    And yes, as soon as I typed that I threw up in my mouth a little.
  7. bswag

    bswag Guest

    Dec 21, 2013
    It's always best to fret less. Fretless rules!
  8. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    I'm hoping you have a great experience with it as I did today playing with other people for the first time.
  9. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    I am renting an Ibanez to see if I like it. Have owned fretlesses before but never an active one. Seems ok. I love the feel of the neck, but the treble when turned up makes the higher strings sound tinny. Well atleast I am only renting it. I might see if I can find a used Jazz fretless around though
  10. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Moved to Basses.