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Fretless Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mejenkins, May 2, 2006.

  1. mejenkins


    Feb 12, 2005
    I need to pick up a fretless bass with a volume pedal. I know nothing about fretless basses except they sound cool. One time I tried to play a Carvin that had markers and it drove nuts cuz I'm not used to fretting directly on the fret instead of normal playing between frets.
    Also, I kind of like being a 4 string player, I'm not sure what the extra 5 or 6 strings would afford me, other than possibly bugging me. I want to spend probably less than a grand.
    I currently play a Fender Bullet(like a precision) and a MusicMan the one with the bass, treble, and mid knob through a Carvin stack.
    Any recommendations?
  2. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    I'm not sure what you're getting at with 'a fretless bass with a volume pedal'.
  3. mejenkins


    Feb 12, 2005
    A fretless bass lends itself to kind a bowing type effect.
    With a volume pedal you can further enhance the sound especially when your doing runs on the higher notes.

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