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I finally understand Mwah.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brendan, Sep 29, 2001.


  1. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Hey hey. Music Report #2 for the day.

    I also was able to try out a Fender Fretless J, with fretlines. Now, up untill now (cept for a DB) all the fretless' I've played have been unlined. Today, I got to try one that I didn't suck on. Turns out, I really dig fretless. Got that vaunted Mwah action going. It was really easy to play, and once I got my bearing with the fret lines, I could stay reasonably (well...that might be subjective) in tune on the thing without even looking. Which made me feel bitchin cool. :) Actually, I again had to wonder about the possibility of a Fretless bass in my future. It was just so...smooth. Like Buttah. Only furthering my GAS.

    Of course, the GAS this thing was a regular GAS. The Curbow I mentioned earlier was Meant To Be Syndrome. MTBS, the next evolution in GAS theory. :D

    Diggin the Fretless J! ...With the fretlines. So what!? I need fretlines. Wanna make something of it?...Oh...you don't. My bad. :D
     
  2. I've recently played a few fretless basses too that I really liked. It's cool to be able to slide up and down the neck without interruptance. I don't really notice the characteristic sound, but I like them anyway. But right now, I have no real need for a fretless. But it is nice to know that I could play one if need be without too many embarassing mistakes. Maybe someday. But I think I would rather have a URB than an electric fretless. My stepdad has one that I play when I go to my parents, and it's a lot of fun. Especially for Cure songs like Lovecats.

    For you guys that play regularly with a fretless, my respect. That takes a lot of skill.
     
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Nah, it only seems hard. Once you spend time on it, it really becomes second-natured.
     
  4. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    I have that bass Brendan was talking about (not the exact one he played) It does take some time to get used to fretless but like Brad said it only seems hard. But then again mine has lines. :(

    But when I go to music stores I can play the unlined ones about the same as my lined.
     
  5. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Which is why I want a fretless sometime in the future...:)
     
  6. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    ...and WHY are we waiting, did you say...? :confused:
     
  7. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    $
     
  8. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    Oh, yeah... THAT... &@^$%*
     
  9. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Absolutely. It's just as hard or as easy as playing fretted bass. It just looks like it should be harder, but it isn't at all.
     
  10. i agree, first time i tried it out, it was like 2nd nature. with the dot markers on the side, it was nowhere near as hard as i thought it would be. my next bass will probably be a fretless 5.
     
  11. Someday, when I've got some extra cash, I might want to buy a fretted... :D
     
  12. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    Forget it... just get a nicer fretless.