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Flawless Bass.... ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mikio, Apr 5, 2009.


  1. Mikio

    Mikio

    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    does it even exist?

    I mean: a bass that has absolutely no dead spots, no fretbuzz at the lowest action possible, doesn't make noise, isn't too heavy, plays great, it's in almost perfect [almost because that is something really impossible, lol] tuning, etc...


    you know, objetive stuff, not like "perfect tone" and things like that...

    so, do you know any flawless bass? pics would be nice, and prices too ;)
     
  2. If it exists i never saw one!
     
  3. Laklands!!

    :D
     
  4. The air bass. :smug:

    In all seriousness, I don't think it exists.
     
  5. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Im sure there is.

    Probably that Ritter with the diamonds in the fretboard, etc, etc.

    1,000,000 buck bass, should be worth it.
     
  6. Mikio

    Mikio

    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    is it this one??

    ritter-bass.
     
  7. Take your pick.

    DSC01152.
     
  8. Mikio

    Mikio

    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    lol, what about brands and prices? [specially the fretted one]
     
  9. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Arghhh matey, that be the one.
     
  10. Giraffe

    Giraffe Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    San Diego, California
    The perfect bass exists only in the mind of the beholder.
     
  11. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Confuscious says.
     
  12. Rob Allens for the fretli with the nylonwound strings. Price: Mouse 30...a little crazy. MB2 5-6 pretty crazy.

    Cliff Bordwell fretless 4 w/bird's eye fingerbaord. Price: Not bad.

    Conklin 6. Price: pretty insane.

    Stambaugh fretted 4. Price: not bad.
     
  13. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Philadelphia
    True, and this beholder nominates the Dingwall Super J. The Novax fanned fret system eliminates characteristics of parallel fret basses that could be called flaws, and the Super J has amazing tone, impeccable construction, and excellent playability. It's the closest to perfection I've played.
     
  15. Mikio

    Mikio

    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    well, the Perfect bass does... but the Flawless one doesn't.

    the Perfect bass includes perfect p/u, tone, shape, etc... that's subjective

    but a flaw is a flaw indeed... so a flawless bass isn't necesarily perfect for all people.
     
  16. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I think a flawless bass would be very boring rather than perfect.
     
  17. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
    It does, and I have it. When I set up- my basses I like the action as low as possible. On this one, it actually looks unplayable, like a Guitar Center special - If I didn't know any better, a quick look gives the impression the strings are just laying on the frets.

    It's not for sale so that won't help you much.
     
  18. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    ORIGINAL STEINBERGER

    Dead straight neck
    No dead spots
    Lightweight
    Stays tuned

    Oh yeeeaa!
     
  19. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    My Ric 4004Cii is as close to flawless as any bass I've ever played. Truth.
     
  20. ghostjs

    ghostjs

    Aug 14, 2008
    ghostjs
    Unofficially Endorsing: D'Addario, Lakland
    i personally think a a flawless bass would be simple and versatile. but everyone has their own preferences.
     

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