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Imitation fretless...

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by geoffkhan, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. Here's my imitation of a fretless:


    I have no effects applied, this is a direct-in recording. I, however, am using a little gadget that I made that attaches to the neck of my bass to imitate the mwah of a fretless. It's not near perfection, but this is a little sample, anyways.

    Why, you might ask? I'm can't afford another bass, and I love that fretless sound.
  2. Tell us more about this "gadget"...
  3. Basically I have a small leather loop with velcro on one side and soft felt on the other. That way I can put it around the neck beneath the strings. When the strings hit the felt it makes the mwah sound.

    At the time of the recording I had my action way too low for the felt (I had my action low for slapping reasons), so in a few notes you can hear certain harmonics too much.