Fretless noob

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Axela, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Axela

    Axela Guest

    Jan 10, 2009
    Hey everyone, i am currently considering a fretless 4 string. I am somewhat interested in the Dean Edge 4. Now I was just wondering two things:
    1) Is this bass lined, and
    2) Does anyone have anything better to suggest while still being under $400?

    BTW- Right now i play an Ibanez EDB600 (which was given to me for free actually) and from what i have heard on here, its a piece. So i was wondering if i should consider, instead of getting a fretless, buying a fretted to replaced this one. I actually kinda like the regular Edge 4 too :D thanks!
  2. squier VM fretless?
  3. Axela

    Axela Guest

    Jan 10, 2009
    as a matter of fact i just played one yesterday, thanks for reminding me about that
  4. hey

    hey Guest

    Jul 8, 2006
    I believe the Edge 4 Fretless is unlined, if I remember correctly.
  5. I had an Edge fretless 4; PHENOMENAL for the money, pretty stinkin' good regardless of price. Mine was unlined, w/a not-bad 3-band active preamp.
  6. moatilliatta

    moatilliatta Guest

    Sep 24, 2005
    Columbia, MO
  7. I have an Edge 4 fretless, but I had it de-fretted, so it's lined. Very hard to play, even with the lines, it takes lots of practice. Then once you play with a band, practice some more.

    The Edge is a very sweet bass!
  8. Tumeni Notes

    Tumeni Notes

    Jan 2, 2009
    I just bought a Brice 6-string fretless on eBay for about $300.00. I had never heard of them before, but I will post a quick evaluation after I get mine next week.:bassist:


    I always wanted to learn the fretless and I thought of getting an inexpensive one, then getting a much better one later on (like the new Steve Bailey bass).

    Below is the Brice fretless link.
  9. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Looking forward to the review, TN, I've been considering one.
    Do these 405s come in color options? The nat looks great...

    Anyone have a suggestion towards an up-grade on the bridge and still allow for the string thru option? Possibly in gold finish?
  10. I had a 406 which I sold a few months ago. I was an awesome bass, and I actually miss it. Sold it because I realized I'm not a 6-string kind of guy.

    I think the best replacement bridge for that would be a hipshot A-style. The 406 has narrow spacing 16.5mm (translates to about .673") but I did some measuring and I think you can fit an A-style bridge with a.708" string spacing (about 17.3mm). I don't remember where I put my calculations...have to find them.

    The A-style has both top-load or string-thru options
  11. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Thanx for the link, Eddie, and glad to know you dug your 406 so well, very encouraging!
  12. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Inactive Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Wishbass. They aren't lined, but still...

    Anyway, a lined fretless bass is... well... it's just not right. Fretless takes work either way, so why make yourself dependent on the lines from the get-go?
  13. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    There's no reason why you have to switch to unlined fretless from lined at some point down the road, lined can be a destination just as surely as unlined can.
  14. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I'm dyin' from the tag under your name, that's just too true!
    Thank God for dogs!