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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 5StringThunder, Jan 24, 2013.
Can anyone recommend a good 5 string fretless on a budget under $1000?
Plenty of used Carvin 5ers can be found for under a grand. Great American made basses that happen to have awful resale value.
Just snagged this LB76PF off Ebay for $599 shipped..
Spec'd the same bass out on the Carvin website and it would run $1,408 new..
Used EBMM Stingray
Used Lakland 55-01 Fretless with Ebony FB
Alder black satin body, unlined ebony fretless fingerboard, 34", 24 frets
Bought for new last week for . 400,00
($. 520.00) coupled it with a Warwick WA300 head (adviced by Mr. Andy Irvine in person) payed . 300,00 ($. 400.00)
This setup it's gonna induct me into the magic world of fretless bass playin' (in thrash metal)
I'm very excited
You can get a Schecter studio 5 fretless for (usually) under $700.
Ibanez GWB35BKF, used Sandberg California basses, Yamaha TRB 1005F (if you can find one), Warwick Rockbass Corvette Classic, Steinberger Synapse XS-15FPA.
I just spec'd out a Carvin B50F for $888 plus shipping. Exellent instrument.