Fretting about Frets

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by relman, Jun 25, 2001.

  1. Well, I have a little problem.
    I am in between choosing a Fretted or Fretless Mexican Jazz Bass, and i have a little predicament.
    I love the fretless sound, the way it gives me freedom and the posibility of more melodic music, but the thing is I am afraid that as i don't have the frets i will end up playing too much.
    I also love the sound of my friend's mexi jazz with flatwounds...

    help me!!!!!
  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Sounds like you prefer the fretless; go for it. Though I've never heard of fretless instruments making people overplay. Usually it's the opposite, because of intonation considerations.
  3. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    You are choosing between a fretted and an unfretted. You like unfretted (perhaps also fretted). Then what is the problem?

    Less frets - more music - more fun.

    No frets - all music - all fun

    Get it?