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Fretless Bass ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tyjacks, Dec 7, 2003.


  1. tyjacks

    tyjacks Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2002
    Memphis, TN.
    Anyone have any input on the following basses?
    Looking to purchase a fretless 5 or 6 string, I've narrowed it to a MTD 535/635 or a Zon Sonus 5 or 6 string. Anyone have any detailed experience with either bass? Also had my eye on an F Bass Alain Caron 6 or 5 string.
     
  2. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    How about a nice Roscoe? Sounds great with the diamondwood fingerboard. Mwwaaahhhh for days on end...
     
  3. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    You have a PM! ;)
     
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I have a Zon Sonus Custom 5 with piezo bridge. Best, most expressive fretless I have ever played.

    I have not played an F Bass or a Roscoe fretless. but it beats all the other fretlesses I have played.
     
  5. Hello
    I've been playing a Caron 6 for about 3 years now and it's still the best fretless I've ever played.
     
  6. dveeus1

    dveeus1

    Jan 7, 2001
    DFW, Texas
    Too hard of a question. It will depend on you. Been playing fretless for 13 years now. Have played a ton of them in those 13 years. My favs (in no order)

    Lawrence Chamberbass
    Roscoe SKB
    Rob Allen
    Ernie Ball
    F Bass
    Godin