Dismiss Notice

Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Fretless Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nubassplayer, Apr 14, 2001.


  1. nubassplayer

    nubassplayer

    Mar 26, 2001
    Indiana
    I was wondering if anyone knew of a good fretless bass for under $200. I want to get one to mess around on and see if I like it before I get really committed to fretless.
     
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Under $200? Unlikely. You'll have to get a used one for this price, and it won't be a very good one. I'd say $350 is a more realistic, albeit still very low figure. Anyway, you might be able to find a fretless Hohner Jazz Bass copy in the range I quoted.

    Will C.:cool:
     
  3. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    Retailers put the fretless jobs up high so customers don't spend hours messing with them.

    My advice, get a Squire Jazz and a file!!!

    Just kidding, but you may think of picking up a junky p-style bass from your local pawnshop and buy a bolt-on fretless neck. It may be cheaper.
     
  4. Tsal

    Tsal

    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    You prolly could get used Yamaha BBN Fretless for that. New ones go around 300 dineros.