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Fretless maple fingerboard precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gorn, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
  2. duckman


    Jan 16, 2011
    Ghent Belgium
    On Led Zep's DVD you can see and hear Jonesy play an all maple neck P fretless during In My Time of Dying. If my memory serves me well, Sting played a maple neck P fretless on the first two Police lp's.
    warm, articulate and very transparant, that's How I would describe this beautiful combination. However be prepared to have the touchboard refinished every once in a while
  3. Have these jumped in value recently, or is that one overpriced?
    These used to go for a good $500 less a couple of years ago.
  4. andreaska


    Mar 10, 2009
    Indeed these ones are now more expensive and there are only few available.
    You can also have a look for a japanese reissue which are quite good but actually not produced.

    And for the Sound:
  5. matante


    Nov 3, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Elvis Costello had a custom-made acoustic bass guitar with a fretless maple fingerboard. The body was black and I remember I wanted one just like it.

    He said it helped him get out of "writer's block" when composing on guitar or piano.
  6. phillybass101


    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    I'm an older guy and I owned one back in the late 70's. I was young and couldn't get out of it what I wanted so I traded it for a 78/79 Fender Jazz that was a beautiful bass. Unfortunately I have neither. I used to just like looking at the Precsion. It was a very pretty bass.
  7. Jazzcat


    Jan 20, 2009
    Titusville, FL
    Here is my 1972 natural finish Fender P Bass equipped with a 1977 maple fretless neck. In my book, there's nothing like a natural body finish to go with a maple fretboard.

  8. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    Is it just me, or does that "G" string
    look kind close to the edge of the

  9. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    It is just you

  10. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    I ebt it sounds amazing. If it sounds any closer to this one:
  11. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
    I like this look;)
  12. seang15


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    It's you. I was thinking the same was true of the 'E' string, not the G!

    Edit: opened the webpage, looks different? Who knows.

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