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Just when you thought you had seen everything

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Thornton Davis, Jan 17, 2006.

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  1. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Check out Mikey Guitars by clicking on the link below and be amazed with what you see! :cool:


    The world's first fretted / fretless convertable bass. 34" scale to boot. Check out the photos of the 2 modes.

    With the flick of a switch you can be either playing the bass fretted or fretless.

    Price tag $6,000.00 US or $7,000.00 Canadian.

    There's one that just arrived at a local guitar shop. I'm trying to make it there to check it out, just out of curiosity.


    PS - He also has a guitar version. Cool.
  2. Kronos


    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    I just saw a bass (a 5 or 6) where the outer strings were fretted and the middle of the fretboard was fretless.
  4. nice gimmick...

    however, since it appears that the frets do not actually make a solid connection with the fretboard, that it would sound "less than inspiring".

    for fretless...play ummmm....fretless
    and for fretted....(that's right, you got the idea ;) )
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Sorry, but this is like the tenth thread on this bass, so I am closing this one.

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