I need help deciding on a fretless.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I'm selling my Ric so I can buy good fretless. My requirements are simply J pickups and an ebony board. Also, around the 1000$ range would be optimal.

    The only things I can think of are a custom warmoth J or a Warwick Corvette or Thumb BO fretless.
  2. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    I have a warwick corvette 4 string fretless that I like a lot. Haven't played others so I won't comment. I got it fer 850 including sales tax.
  3. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I've played various Vette fretlesses too and I love the tone. I think I'll try it out again when I go pickup my pickups.
  4. What about an MTD Heir? Dont they have fretless ebony? I cant remember :p

    Sorry...i forgot has no j pups :p
  5. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
  6. chimp


    Dec 4, 2004
    South Africa
    he said it had to be a j style pickup cofig. why dont you just try a fender jazz fretless?
  7. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
  8. Niskamies


    Jan 13, 2004
    If the ebony board is not necessary, a Fender Jaco Pastorius will do the trick.
  9. bassjus


    Mar 30, 2004
    Last time I was up at GC in Nashua (mind you this was about a month ago) they had a real nice fretless vette. It was in excelelnt condition. I forget what pups it had on it (was a while ago, gimme a break) but it was a really great instrument. It was going for $800 bucks. I see you live in Andover so the drive wouldn't be too far. I say give thema call and see if they still got it.