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Fretless starter bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bass In Ya Face, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. Can anyone suggest a fretless starter bass under £200 ($400)

    I am currently learning the fretted version but love the sound that people such as Mick Karn and Pino Palladino get from the fretless and would love a second bass to play around with.

    As i am still learning i would prefer suggestions that have the fret markings inlayed on the neck if poss.

  2. CDuff


    Sep 14, 2002
  3. thanks that's just the sort of thing i'm looking for, any more suggestions would be welcome !
  4. Scottgun


    Jan 24, 2004
    South Carolina
  5. bassman639


    Dec 23, 2006
    northeast ,pa
    squire or fender jazz
  6. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    SX. 'Nuff said.
  7. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    If Rondo ships/sells to overseas-i agree.
  8. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Check out the Squier Vintage Modified Fretless. I bought one (it was my second fretless) becuase I was in desperate need of another fretless, having sold my first one. It just blew me away, and so it gets my full backing!

    If you lived in the Newcastle area you would have been welcome to come and take mine for a spin!
  9. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    Rondo says it ships to Europe "on occasion," whatever that means.
  10. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
  11. fish slapper

    fish slapper

    Nov 17, 2005
    Newberg, OR
    I got one when Musician's Friend cleared 'em out (almost 2 years ago). Not the be-all, end-all by a long shot but the best $150 I ever spent.
  12. CDuff


    Sep 14, 2002
    Thomann ship internationally, you just might have to pay customs duty on top of the delivery charge
    It could end up being more than 500 dollars, compared to fish slapper paying $150 :D

    or you could buy this and defret it
  13. Craig Garfinkel

    Craig Garfinkel

    Aug 25, 2000
    Hartford, CT
    Endorsing Artist: Sadowsky Guitars
    I'm thrilled with the Squier fretless. It's worth double the price. I paid $270 US and added a $125 Audere pre. It'll serve me well...until I can afford to have a Sadowsky fretless that is. :D

    To hear the Squier (the effect is an EBS chorus) click on the Matt Zeiner myspace link in my signature, and play the track "Sunshine".
  14. how did the audere change the sound?

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