fretless p-bass sound clips?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basss, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    I've never heard a fretless p-bass. Does anyone have a sound clip they can post or could someone give me an example of a bassist that uses one?
  2. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    Here are some albums on which the bassist used a fretless Precision:

    "Frampton Comes Alive" - Peter Frampton

    "Livestock" - Brand X

    Can't think of any more at the moment, but a search will likely yield more results.
  3. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    If you'd like, I've got a (rather crappy) recording of myself doodling on a fretless Washburn with a single P pickup on a Soundclick website. I can send you the link if you wish.
  4. Pink Floyd's "Hey You" (The Wall) is all about a fretless P, I think.
  5. Here's me playing my '71 factory fretless P. It was a rush job so we didn't spend a lot of time on the tone, but it doesn't sound too bad. It's DI'd, via a Sansamp.
  6. marwady

    marwady Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Northern Michigan
    Here's a rough from my home studio.

    MIM P Bass w/Jazz fretless neck.
  7. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    I never thought it to be a Precision on "Hey You", but I could be wrong.
  8. My fretted MIM-P is very "woody" or upright sounding. It has a DiMarzio Will Power Middle pickup with TI Jazz flats installed.

    Mine does not do the traditional "P thing", so I'm contemplating neck swapping with my fretless Jazz, and make the P fretless.

    Anybody have any thoughts about a fretless P doing a good imitation of an upright?
  9. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    >>> Sting played a fretless P on The Police's first album.

  10. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Tony Franklin
    Fretless P-bass on the Firm's 1st CD.
    Radioactive cool cut.
  11. Cody_Gibs1

    Cody_Gibs1 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY

    I believe the bass player from Brand X, Percy Jones, used a fretless Wal. Check out this song for a sweet fretless bass line.

  12. nemo


    Mar 19, 2004
    Bill Laswell, although he uses a fretless P/J..