My New Baby

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by [email protected], Nov 21, 2005.

  1. rdnzl@comcast.n

    [email protected]

    Oct 30, 2005
    I "stumbled" upon a sweet deal for this Warmoth Custom Fretless.

    String through, Swamp Ash body.

    AAA Birdseye Maple neck

    Ebony fingerboard

    Swamp Ash "ramp" with Ebony "thumb slide"

    Gotoh 206 bridge

    Schaller tuners

    Active EMG pickups

    Its tone is pure, rich, and deep. To say I'm delighted would be a serious understatement. It is absolutely quiet when not playing, and it can be subtle or ferocious.

    My photo skills prohibit me from showing exactly how pretty she is, but here goes.....




    Even though my playing skills are still rudimentary, I find the lack of frets to be a lot easier to play than I had imagined. And VERY FAST.

    I think I was quite fortunate to find it. If I told you what I paid, you'd ask me if I wore a mask :)
  2. schweeeeeetttt

    need sound clips , esp of the neck pu
  3. SEXY!!! what scale is that?
  4. rdnzl@comcast.n

    [email protected]

    Oct 30, 2005

    I'm not capable of doing clips.....

    I can play unplugged, and it sounds amazingly good.
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    hot :)
  6. rdnzl@comcast.n

    [email protected]

    Oct 30, 2005
    Day two.

    I love this bass. I originally thought a fretless would be way over my head. Not so. Of course, I don't play fast, and I'm sure my pitch is less than perfect at this point, and as long as I glance down at the markers on the edge of the neck every so often, I don't lose track of where I am at....

    Its range of tone is spectacular. The two pickups and the positions they are in, make quite a difference, and the EQ works great.

    It has a slight amount of nose dive, but nothing bad. That is the only thing even remotely negative I can say about it.

    What would you guys recommend for protecting the fretboard, Lemon Oil?
  7. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    Sweet! Fretless rocks! :bassist:
  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Pickup positioning like those must be a bit "different" for lack of better words but I bet she's spectacular. I'd love to rub elbows with her someday!