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Need help any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by moodog, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. moodog


    Dec 15, 2005
    I'm recording a track that needs a fretless bass on it. Trouble is I don't have a fretless bass.

    Is there anything I could do like putting a board or something over the fretboard of my fretted bass to pull off a fretless bass type sound just temporarily?

  2. Buy a dirt cheap one? or a normal bass n pull the frets out? I did that n it worked bang on!

    Then i smashed it thinking i was rock n' roll after finishing a set on 'Rape Me'
  3. WordToHerb


    Mar 12, 2007
    New Jersey
    this may not be the most practical idea but if you have a jazz or p bass you could buy a fretless neck from warmoth and put that on temporarily. It would sound better then buying a cheap bass and might actually be cheaper.

    Other then that SX basses and squire make a nice cheap fretless.
  4. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Where are you at? Maybe you could rent a fretless, or a local TBer might be willing to lend you his.
  5. moodog


    Dec 15, 2005
    Thank you for the suggestions. The problem I have is the only standard bass I own that I could get a swap out fretless neck for is a Fender Tele bass. All the necks I've seen cheap on ebay are P-bass and Jazz. The Tele bass has a different shaped groove in the body where the neck joins. I don't think it would work.
  6. how bout a multi-effects pedal? There are many with fretless simulator effects, some are pretty darn good.

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