Fretless bass, precision sound?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tresdirnt, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. Is there such a beast? I was going to get a MIM Jazz Fretless, but I found out that I prefer the p-bass sound (this is me assuming that on my Ibanez the dxp pickup sounds like a p and the dxj like a jazz). Any ideas? Price range about that of the MIM jazz, £400, remembering the fretless part of the equation.
  2. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    just get an MIM or even a squier P bass and get a warmoth neck for it.

    but a PJ basses bridge pickup soloed doesn't sound like a jazz, it sounds like a jazz with the bridge pickup soloed. make sure you try the jazz fretless before you make your decision, you may be surprised.

  3. dirk


    Apr 6, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    Yesterday I came across a fretless MIJ P with a Jazz neck for like 350. I just don't have any money.. It felt really good. The same shop had an upright for 450. Too bad the guy said my Dean Edge Q4 was only worth 150 to him or I might would have made a trade. So I doubt I'd buy anything from him, there are always good deals and not everyone making them is a jackass like this guy.