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help me choose between these 2 budget fretless 5rs

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fishbrain, Feb 26, 2008.


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  1. Yamaha

    85 vote(s)
    75.9%
  2. Squier

    27 vote(s)
    24.1%
  1. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    There's this Yamaha RBX765A 2nd hand, defretted (but looks like quite a good job) £200

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    Or this Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass V, New available in fretless (lined which is what i'm after.) £269.99

    http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/page/shop/flypage/product_id/22852

    I want something that will cut through the mix quite well. Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. manjonning

    manjonning

    May 18, 2006
    Minneapolis
    sx .. got one for 85 bones! Can't beat it!
     
  3. MrMe

    MrMe

    Aug 26, 2007
    Oslo, Norway
    Yamaha!!
    I have one!
    A RBX 775!
    Great quality and it cuts throug the mix brilliantly!
     
  4. bass_fish

    bass_fish

    Oct 26, 2006
    the Netherlands
    I would say yamaha...
     
  5. Of those two i'd go with the yamaha.
     
  6. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    thanks! any more??
     
  7. Aarix

    Aarix

    May 19, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
    I mainly played a fretted Yamaha 765a for a long time. Great bass, miles better than any Squier.

    Try to talk the seller down to 150 and you're in business :)
     
  8. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    As usual people put down the Squier cause of the name. I would take the Squier hands down.

    But its not available in fretless its fretted.
     
  9. Bass Below

    Bass Below

    Oct 24, 2006
    New York
    I really like that Squier, especially if it's now available in lined fretless, but I'm going on looks alone. I haven't tried one out.
     
  10. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    i'm sure i saw one in the local dawsons that was lined?
     
  11. Psychicpet

    Psychicpet Guest

    Mar 13, 2004
    Friend and Endorsee of Larry
    Squire's new retro thingy does in fact do a lined fretless 5 but from what I've seen and played if this new line I would ABSOLUTELY go with the Yamaha.
     
  12. bassic_element

    bassic_element

    Sep 20, 2006
    Yamaha!
     
  13. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    the lined one is a 4 string not a 5

    go to Squiers site there is no 5 string fretless in the vintage modified series.
     
  14. bass_fish

    bass_fish

    Oct 26, 2006
    the Netherlands
    nobody is putting anything down dude... simple question A or B, nobody said anything negative...
     
  15. I think Yamaha is one of the most under rated basses ever. I have a budget RBX 270
    (now strung piccolo) that has served me well for many years.
     
  16. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I'd have to go with the Yamaha bass as well. Much better looking.
     
  17. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    thanks everyone =)
     
  18. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    No loosing there with either!
     
  19. UncleBalsamic

    UncleBalsamic

    Jul 8, 2007
    UK
    Get the Yamaha.
     
  20. I had a fretted RBX375 for a long time and it was excellent. The only reason I let it go was that I have a small hand it and it has a w.i.d.e. neck.

    I played a Squier fretted 5 on Saturday and I'm glad I did. It has a w..i..d..e..r neck.

    The other thing I found was that there was *very* little differentiation via the pre-amp. The Yamaha offers a much wider range of boost/cut.

    I'd go with the Yammy.
     

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