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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by grooveguru, Oct 22, 2003.
Here are mine:
Rob Allen MB-2 Fretless
Dean Performer Plus 5 & Washburn AB-20.
Carlo Robeli,One I had De-Fretted.
Here's mine. Takamine
I like the idea of a acoustic electric, but i've yet to find one that was actually audible without an amplifier, anyone have suggestions?
How much do you want to spend?
My wasburn is loud enough to play with a Guitar
player/singer and a drummer. so are the Carlo
Robeli's they have a bigger bottom end.
Volume = Tacoma
up-right... I have trouble playing quietly.
Tacomas don't just have great volume acoustically, they also sound fantastic through the pickup. I love my CB10E dearly but don't have a pic handy.
I guess this counts just as much as the Rob Allen. It's my Renaissance RB-4-FL. Obviously it can't be played acoustically, but plugged in, it's the ultimate fretless bass!
Here's a close up of the strange burled/flamed maple top.
I just moved a set of TI Jazz Rounds onto the bass after trying LaBella Acoustic Bronze, TI Acousticores, LaBella Tapewounds, and Rotosound Monel Flats. It took a while (and some $$$), but I'm finally happy with the way it sounds, feels, and plays with the Jazz Rounds.
Now, I am about to embark on upgrading the electronics to either a Shertler or D-Tar setup.
It just passed the live test at my last jazz gig, and it sounded phenominal. No problems with feedback (two phase switches helped), and the rest of the band loved how it sounded so it's probably going to be one of the main basses going to those gigs (with the 8 string fretless....heh).
I'm also seriously considering picking up one of those Phil Jones briefcase amps. That'll solve any problem of being heard over acoustic gee-tars no matter where we are jamming.
Darn, this is GORGEOUS!!
Thank you, sir.
What brand is it? Is it custom?
My Sunburst Ren.
It's an Athlete AX-6 handmade in Japan in the early 90's. Athlete, alas, is no more, but the luthier went on to work for Moon basses.
Oh, and one day--I'll own a Ren fretless. Oh, yes....