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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 5StringThunder, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. 5StringThunder


    Dec 28, 2012
    Can anyone recommend a good 5 string fretless on a budget under $1000?
  2. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Plenty of used Carvin 5ers can be found for under a grand. Great American made basses that happen to have awful resale value.
  3. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama

    Just snagged this LB76PF off Ebay for $599 shipped..

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    Spec'd the same bass out on the Carvin website and it would run $1,408 new..
  4. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Used EBMM Stingray
  5. Used Lakland 55-01 Fretless with Ebony FB

  6. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    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

  7. Liam76


    Dec 28, 2012
    You can get a Schecter studio 5 fretless for (usually) under $700.
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  9. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Ibanez GWB35BKF, used Sandberg California basses, Yamaha TRB 1005F (if you can find one), Warwick Rockbass Corvette Classic, Steinberger Synapse XS-15FPA.
  10. MyMusic


    Jun 1, 2010
    Dover, De
    I just spec'd out a Carvin B50F for $888 plus shipping. Exellent instrument.