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HELP with Fretless

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by XDamianX, Sep 11, 2002.


  1. XDamianX

    XDamianX

    Sep 11, 2002
    Everytime I play on my amp with my fretless, it sounds flat. I place my fingers as close to the fret lines as possible without going to the next note. can someone help? another thing is that my tone knob on my guitar is near up all the way, could that lead to the flatness?:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  2. Listen

    Listen

    May 19, 2002
    I can't tell if you mean the note is flat or the tone. If you're talking about the notes being flat, maybe you need to get your bass intonated.
     
  3. XDamianX

    XDamianX

    Sep 11, 2002
    i mean when i hit a note, it sounds flat
    i was saying that my tone knob on my bass is always half turned up, like not a full limit
    what is intonated?
     
  4. Listen

    Listen

    May 19, 2002
    Are you talking about the tone of your bass? Yes or no.
     
  5. XDamianX

    XDamianX

    Sep 11, 2002
    explain plz
     
  6. Listen

    Listen

    May 19, 2002
    Go HERE
     
  7. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    i would think that intonation is something of the foundation of fretless playing...but i'm sure that knob twiddlin' ain't gonna get your bass in tune.
     
  8. XDamianX

    XDamianX

    Sep 11, 2002
    thanx everyone, intonation helped
    thanx again
     
  9. Listen

    Listen

    May 19, 2002
    Exactly, but I can't tell if he's talking about being out of tune or just a crappy tone.
     
  10. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Holy cow, somebody actually referenced my faq. I feel all warm and fuzzy. :)
     
  11. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    hee hee


    Listen---i made that comment becuase i thought it odd that a fretless player didn't know what intonation was...seems pretty hokie to me...
     
  12. Listen

    Listen

    May 19, 2002
    Yeah, I was a little curious as to why this guy didn't know either.:eek:
     
  13. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    a troll, perhaps? :rolleyes:
     
  14. Listen

    Listen

    May 19, 2002
    It's a conspracy!:p