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Inexpensive 6 String Fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Petary791, Sep 15, 2005.


  1. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I've been really getting into fretless lately, and my 4 string fretless Squier P-bass is really crappy. I went on Rondo, and I can't find a fretless 6. Anyone know where I can get a decent fretless 6 string? Thanks!
     
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    If you don't go Rondo, get a Dean or a Cort. I know the Dean for sure makes a really nice fretless six.
     
  3. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I'm Cort's site and I can't find any 6 string fretless? Any links?

    And I would like to add that I want it to have humbuckers.
     
  4. justateenpoet

    justateenpoet Have you...killed the Venture brothers!?!?

    May 14, 2005
    Connecticut
    well, if you're going to be lazy about it at least get one with fret lines!

    :p

    I'd second the rondo...
     
  5. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Oh you.

    But you guys aren't reading my post, I can't find a 6 string on rondo.
     
  6. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Philadelphia
    Cort doesn't actually make a fretless six (last time i checked) but if you really want one, they'll de-fret it for you. I almost did this before i decided to go with a Valenti instead.
     
  7. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Valenti's are really expensive though right? I'm looking to spend like <$500. :meh:
     
  8. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
  9. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I can't find any. I'll check again.
     
  10. If you don't have experience defretting, it could go either way. I think you can get a decent fretless out of it but if it's your first time you might get a few anomalies unless you really follow procedure to a t. Try to find a fretless one.
     
  11. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I defretted my old P-bass pretty well. I would probably give it to some local dude that's amazing at setting up basses and guitars and he could set up the intonation and relief and whatnot.
     
  12. growlysound

    growlysound

    Jul 7, 2005
    Rondo has new shipments coming in soon, keep checking the website.
     
  13. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Alright cool, thanks.
     
  14. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Yup. Be patient. I have a six string Brice and it is quite nice.
     
  15. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Meanwhile keep an eye out here in the for sale section and on ebay. A used Dean would be quite a bit better than a new Brice in my experience. However, a six string fretless isn't something you see for sale every day.....
     
  16. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    actually that is what I was thinking about when I suggested the Brice 6'er to Petary.

    ...as for a 'de-fret' job, IMO, I would NEVER go that route... even if you have experience doing it or having a pro do it. If My personal experience means anything, I would only get a bass that was meant to be fretless in the first place...That's might just be me though.
     
  17. johans

    johans G.U.I - Groovin' under influence

    Oct 28, 2004
    the Bay Area, CA
    Brice V2

    price is right..