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NBD!!! First fretless!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jamersonburton, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. jamersonburton


    Jul 22, 2011
    Title says it all. Bought myself a birthday present today. Wishbass #1240. Great player. nice fat neck. great tone even though its an emg select J pickup. Volume/input. Neck through, and string through body.
    Such a nice warm tone, and the bass itself was 199.99 CAD plus tax.
    I am really happy with this purchase and i know that there is hate against wishbass on here but this must be an exception. SOOOO NICE! Only con is a quiet g string ;) but once i find a flat head screw driver, i'll play with the pickup height. Im pretty sure that this is a 35" scale bass.
  2. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Not a big fan of the Wish stuff myself, but if this is your first encounter with fretless bass I'm sure you will get a lot of pleasure out of playing this one. Enjoy!
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  4. grisezd


    Oct 14, 2009
    The only bad I've heard about Wish is the quality of the last few steps (sanding, finishing, drilling holes in a straight line, etc). Honestly those steps of the process are the least fun for me too, so I'm sure he's happy to let that slide and charge a bit less for the bass. Looks pretty good, have a blast with it!
  5. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Careful....fretless is addicting.
  6. 49sfine


    Apr 20, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    No hate here! Looks like you scored a nice Hipper model on the cheap. With a little TLC, that bass could be spectacular. I own 3 Hippers, so I know what they can be/do. Congrats! You should share it with the guys over in the Wishbass thread, BTW ...

    Here's a couple of shots of my rare Hipper (#1041) - it's purpleheart, fan fretted, 5 string (E-C), and medium scale. I had to put a ton of work into it to make it what it is now, but it's been worth it!

  7. Congrats! I can see the appeal in these basses. Very cool!