How many of you??/What would I do??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Grunge, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. Unfret it

    0 vote(s)
  2. Forget it

    0 vote(s)
  3. I've never seen a fretless BTB

    0 vote(s)
  4. i don' t really know

    0 vote(s)
  1. Grunge


    Jun 3, 2002
    How many of you have a fretless bass with precision pickups???????
    i'd bet nobody is going to answer, but if u have any fretless tell me about its sound........
    What do u think would I unfret my BTB 400 QM????
    The big deal is that the BTB's pickups r not precision pickups even jazz. So what would I do??
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The pickup shape per se has nothing to do with their sound.
  3. I've got an Ibanez Roadstar fretless, which has precision pick ups, sounds very nice! I would think twice before I would de-fret a BTB. It isn't very difficult to just pull the frets out, but to do it perfect is pretty hard (ask Dancehallclasher, he defretted his Aria bass some time ago if I'm not mistaking). Just try to get a cheap secondhand fretless, just like I did. If you then discover you really like fretless you can always buy a better one or even defret your BTB....

    edit: I just checked your profile and saw that the BTB is your main bass, another reason NOT to pull out the frets. If you screw up the neck or you find out that you don't like a fretless after all you've destroyed the only bass you had....