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good fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by etherbass, May 24, 2004.


  1. etherbass

    etherbass

    May 24, 2004
    OK guys im looking for a new fretless bass these days... i currently have a fretless jazz bass (mexico) but im looking for something more. My bass now has a good jaco sound but i want a modern fretless sound with ALOT of Growl. i have been looking a musicman fretless 5, and also i heard that warwick fretless have a good growl to them. what do you think... i dont want to spend more then 2000 but i would like active electronics.. let me know thanks
    ryan
     
  2. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Bring on the ROSCOE fans!!! :D ;)
     
  3. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Get a Nordie, Custom Made *Just* for you.


    Nordstrand All the way.
     
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Si!!! Used Roscoe is the way to go!!!!
     
  5. bassjigga

    bassjigga

    Aug 6, 2003
    Zon! Amazing fretless sound. Plenty of growl and mwah. The only thing is they can be a little more expensive, but I'm sure you could find a great used one for $2000 or less.

    Dave
     
  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    nuff said!!!

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    :bassist: hit the $2k mark and there isn't many bad basses though
     
  7. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    How Many pics of your bass do you plop down a week? I think ive seen it 3-4 times this week!

    At least its a Damn nice looking bass or i'd get sick of it!
     
  8. DjangoPastorius

    DjangoPastorius

    Nov 24, 2003
    Zon Sonus (The closest thing I know to the Jaco's Bass of Doom Sound)

    Mwaaaaaaaahhhhh

    And worth every penny
     
  9. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I just got it a week ago today... just took pictures of it on Sunday
    :eyebrow:

    Sorry for being proud of the absolute best piece of gear I've ever seen/played/heard let alone OWNED! :p

    oh yeah...... here is another one for you
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    :bassist:
     
  10. bluemonk

    bluemonk

    Dec 17, 2002
    Michigan
    The description of what you want sounds like my Warwick. One of the best things about it, that you didn't mention, is the ebony fingerboard. You can get one for around $1000 new.
     
  11. no4mk1

    no4mk1

    Feb 21, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Well... a G&L L-2000 of course! Duh! :p

    Cheers,
    Chris

    :hyper:

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  12. Every time I play my Pedulla Buzz out somewhere, people go ape over the sound. It is insane!! Mine is a 1987, and I would go used and save some money. You won't be disappointed.
     
  13. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Yeah the Pedulla Buzz basses are pretty good.

    So you only had that for a week? I thought you had it for like 2 or 3 weeks! Anyways it looks great and probably sounds great to!
     
  14. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    My 1978 Pedulla (pre "Buzz") is available at www.bassalone.com - great bass

    http://www.bassalone.com/4string.html
     
  15. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    I spent the better part of the 90's gassing for a Buzz Great basses!
     
  16. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    if only I was a better player it would realy sound great (and if I wasn't recording through an old ISA slot Soundblaster 16 :eyebrow: )
     
  17. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Yeah, I think you really need to let me borrow that so she can know her full potential :D

    just messin, Not bad at all really, Its groovy (er) than the stuff I play, I need to master that whole "Its the Noted you DONT play" and "The rest's are as important as the notes" thing... I get what Mozart got "There's Too many notes" all the time in public, Great for showing guitarists they suck, but not too ethical unless accompanied by good musicians or in a Funk band!
     
  18. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    ever consider a Carvin? I'll be ordering one in a bout a week or so. I'm not all that sure how growly they are though.
     
  19. vanselus

    vanselus

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    None
    Mr. Funky Carnivore told me that a Fodera fretless will make you play good.
     
  20. No. There fingerboard style suck's.

    Actually, I like the Turner Electroline with a set of Thomastik Acousticores. Would be great if I could play fretless worth a damn.