Goin' to Springfield Missouri...a visit to CONKLIN?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Dec 5, 2001.

  1. sooo...what do ya think?

    do they give tours?

    maybe they could educate me on what a fretless is...i'm STILL having a hard time grasping the concept of a bass without frets...

    i mean...how can that be? how do the notes sound? would it just be a continuous glissando?

  2. Fretless:

    An electric bass with no frets. Pitches are produced by pressing the string directly against the fingerboard, as opposed to being stopped by a fret. Continuous gliss is possible, but undesirable it makes the audience ill :) )

    Ever seen a member of the strings family (Violin, viola, 'cello or double bass)? Those operate on the same principle.

    Tell me you understand now? :rolleyes:

  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i think ole' fred is being sarcastic.
  4. sooooooooooo....JT...

    ya think they'd let me tour the facility?

    since you're the direct line to "extended range heaven", maybe you could put in a good word for me.

    maybe i could hawk some 3D CAD business to Mr. Bill.

    violins are fretless? weird.


  5. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    they make instruments with out frets? man when did that happen. Must have been since al gore was elected president
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    No, started way back during the great depression.

    We had to built our basses from matches, a telephone mic and barbed wire fo' strings.
    Couldn't afford d'em fancy frets... :D
  7. :( I'm dumb.

  8. hardly FF,

    looking at my profile...you think i'd eventually grasp the concept.


    i'm the dope.

  9. I give myself a 10/ out of 10 for manners, informativeness (is this a word?) and courtesy.

    I give myself minus several million for good thinking.


    I hope you figure out that fretless thing some day man ;)

  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    lol re:CAD. :D i think you oughta give him a call. who knows?
  11. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Hey man ive done the tour a couple of times! Make sure you try to call them or e-mail them first! After your done come over to Joplin Missouri and go to glory days music to play some spectors! They also have a g&l frettless you can figure out! HeHe