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Fretless 7's- let's see 'em

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassteban, May 30, 2005.


  1. OK, you slightly extended-range-bass players(as compared w/9-11 stringers)- let's see your tools of boom/mmmwwaaaaaah...
    I'm also interested in your experiences w/the jump from 6 to 7. And URB's count, too- as long as they have 7 strings.
     
  2. A Sei, yes? What's the spacing like?
     
  3. Yup it is a Sei Flamboyant. I had it made with 17.5mm spacing at the bridge which for me is spot on. It has Piezo's in the bridge to give me more flexability.

    As I went from 4 to 7 I did not answer the second part to your question. I did however find it very easy going to 7 strings.

    Regards

    Matthew
     
  4. That looks nice. I will soon be in the market for a fretless as well. I was thinking a 5er but I might swing to six since I am not a fretless player as of now. Why not push the limit a little more while I'm already at it?
     
  5. I had a hard time going from 4 to 5, but 5 to 6 was a breeze. I'm pretty much w/you on the limit-pushing. Streee-eeetch(ow)! Strangely enough, my wife is telling me the same thing. I guess she knows from experience that once the seed is planted, it's gonna come up sometime. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Bassius

    Bassius

    Nov 6, 2001
    usa
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar amps
  7. Seems that a pair of Accugroove Tri 112L's are the preferred weapons of choice with fretless 7's ;)

    Matthew
     
  8. Bassius, that's the very bass I was thinking of when I included EUB's. That clip of yours is awesome. Range, baby. Range.
     
  9. Bassius

    Bassius

    Nov 6, 2001
    usa
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar amps
    This Clip?
     
  10. I hear ya! I've always thought about getting a 7 string and since I've played guitar for almost 15 years switching between all 4ths and sticking that pesky B in there just to screw with my guitarist friends. I just haven't pulled the trigger because I want to spend some time on one first and don't know anyone who has an ERB. I just bought a Stambaugh and if I like it as much as I think I will, a fretless will soon follow. :hyper:
     
  11. (*Now in Mr. T's voice)That's what I'm talkin' about! Unh!
     
  12. That's sweeet! It reminds me of a beastie boys instrumental from "The in sounds from way out" disc called Eugenes Lament but much more earthy. I like!
     
  13. Yeah, I dumped my fretless Rebop 5(it's at Bassnw- someone please buy it :crying: )so I can get a custom(originally 6, now perhaps a 7)started. I've been bouncing around here checking out fretless clips & pics. It's not helping...
     
  14. Go 7. If you get a 6 you will always wonder what it would be like with 7. So save yourself some torment and go 7. You know you want to. :D

    Regards

    Matthew
     
  15. Bassius

    Bassius

    Nov 6, 2001
    usa
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar amps

    heh cool
     
  16. :eek: Not like that- but you & my wife are in cahoots. :D Also, regardless of what anyone says, my(fretted)6 was a bit unwieldy at first- 3/4" spacing, donchaknow- but it's like an old friend now.
     
  17. bassteban

    :eek:

    You had me very worried for a minute until I read your whole post :)

    Matthew
     
  18. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    sweet clip denson!
     
  19. Bassius

    Bassius

    Nov 6, 2001
    usa
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar amps
    thanks man...