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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by pnchad, Jun 16, 2021.
Who else has a fretless fetish?
The word "Fetish" means sexual gratification from an object or act.
I only play fretless, but "I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine."
Nope. I like frets. Ooooh yeahh baby.
Tbh I love mine. But right now I'm on the fence. I have limited time to practice, and need to choose my battles.
My upright is.....fretless
Yep. My upright is also fretless, but I'm craving a better one. I'm also looking forward to the arrival of a custom fretless Jazz (mahogany/maple/ebony).
The plural of Fretless is Fretlessi...
not sure how many I have... less than 20? less than 15?
I have 3 fretted and will either sell one or pull the frets off it....
Hmmm... that is going a bit far in this context... yet I've always thought that stopping a string against wood feels much more intimate than frets... |c:
When I got my first electric, I had already been playing cello for a few years, and I struggled to play with frets. Instead of doing the smart thing -- get a teacher and learn to play -- I did the easy thing, yanked the frets, and filled the slots with Plastic Wood. That was sometime around 1980.
I own two fretless basses. And there are a couple more on my GAS list.
But the stuff that I would genuinely consider my "fetishes" are not suitable for TB discussion.
I wouldn't call it a fetish but
I started with a '78 fretted P-bass back in the day, then I got an NS Designs EUB, and after that I was hooked. My main bass for the last 7 years or so has been this fretless from Pat Wilkins. It feels so good -- I've had folks ask me why I play fretless and the answer is: It makes me happy! So if that makes me a fetishist, so be it! Groove on...
this conversion ruffled a few purist feathers....
Fetish is also a term for worshipping an inanimate object supposedly possessed by a spirit. So I guess the word works here.
I began playing fretless with my very first bass 38 years ago, and for most of the past 38 years, my main instrument has been fretless.
A year ago, I acquired an inexpensive fretted Ray 4 that just sounds and feels great, so it’s getting played on about 50-60% of our repertoire now.
I’ve sold away a couple of other fretted basses that I had and quit playing. I might add a new fretted fiver to my arsenal, but the fretless 4 that I have isn’t going away. It’s too nice an instrument.
No fetish though. I just like to have a fretless at my disposal, and there’s no substitute when you need one. I can almost always find a few songs in any set that I prefer to play fretless.
No. not a fetish, but in the 80's I wanted one bad. I viewed them & that "Mwah" as something I needed, not unlike how Guitarist viewed Floyd Rose Whammy bars at that time, but i didnt have the resources back then. In the early 2000's I finally got one! it was more Meh than Mwah! I still dont get what all the fuss is about, and why it hasnt transitioned to the guitar playing world?
I like both
Not necessarily; fetish, or fetishization is not exclusively sexual, as per Websters…
fe·tish | \ ˈfe-tish also ˈfē- \
variants: or less commonly fetich
Definition of fetish
1a: an object (such as a small stone carving of an animal) believed to have magical power to protect or aid its ownerbroadly : a material object regarded with superstitious or extravagant trust or reverence
b: an object of irrational reverence or obsessive devotion : PREPOSSESSION
c: an object or bodily part whose real or fantasied presence is psychologically necessary for sexual gratification and that is an object of fixation to the extent that it may interfere with complete sexual expression
3: a rite or cult of fetish worshippers
Hence the play-on-words name of a record store I used to go to….
There is fetishization involved with certain religions. So, in this case, the OP derives some sort of pleasure or satifaction from obsessing about fretless; not my idea of a good time exactly, although I do own a few…they’re just another tool in the toolbox. I’m more taken with/inspired by Percy Jones and Mick Karn than that other guy. But whatever makes him happy.
Fretlessi and Feet... good band name....
Unlined fretless only here.
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