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I got a new Fretless!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by madbassplaya, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    It's been a CRAZY week! What better way to wind it down than with a NBD. This baby was waiting for me at the Post Office due to me being out of town the past week.

    I always swore off fretless basses until I got a Squier VM Modified Fretless and realized how freeing it was (even though I sucked) and I felt like my fretted playing improved as well. Ended up selling the Squier at the time (hated the body) because it dinged and chipped way too easily. Then I found this bad boy:



    It came with a pg but not attached. I'm kinda digging it without one. Haven't got to play it much yet or through an amp but the weekend is young! :)
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Congrats man!
  3. MrAstro


    Jun 1, 2013
    Sydney NSW
    Looks great - now go play that sucker!
  4. tsar nicholas

    tsar nicholas

    Mar 28, 2012
    super fresh!
  5. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Wow an old headstock fretless SX with luck-out wood grain and even a decent bridge!

    Man that's vintage gold! I've got one very similar in a 5er that at first I didn't like too much but the more I played it the better it sounded to me until now it's one of my favorite fretless axes!
  6. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
  7. Matthew_84


    Nov 7, 2010
    I think a white, or better, a cream coloured pickguard would suit that nicely. That way you can shield that bass, without the copper or black paint taking too much away from how good she looks. Congrats
  8. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    Thanks for all the compliments guys. Played it tonight for the first time plugged up to an amp! I've been helping my fiance renovate her (our) house and haven't had a ton of time. This thing is MWAH city! Neck needs to be adjusted a tad probably and I'll be putting new strings on soon. The pickups sound killer!

    I'm not really worried about a pg (I kinda like it naked although I have a black one) and shielding because I suck on a fretless and this will never see gig time (atleast not anytime soon).
  9. RyanJD


    Apr 19, 2011

    What's with that neck pickup route?
    Could you fit a P pickup in there? :p
  10. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    That's the pool for the kids to play in! I can't complain about a route like that on an SX when a Fender American Standard has similar routing:

  11. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    how does it sound?
  12. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    It sounds very mwice!