NND: First Fretless!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by theNecatoR, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    My Jazz Bass had been through changes since I bought it. Now I was not playing it a lot, so I decided to try something new and Odin blessed me with an Allparts neck that I scored for meager 110€ on eBay (some cosmetic issues).
    I was planing on waiting to let my technician install it, or to buy proper tools. But I could not and I simply installed it myself with nothing more than a screwdriver... I am not a smart man.
    I messed 3 screws from the tuning machines.
    So I decided to wait and let a professional finish the work, besides I had no flats with me... But I couldn't. So I strung some Rotos and did the setup.
    I was waiting to take pictures with a reflex... but I couldn't!
    I messed up my hand pretty bad with the screwdriver, but it was worth it.
    I played it for like 15 minutes and I'm loving the fretless sound! It is awesome! The ebony fretboard is delightful and it sounds almost like a voice sings, I wish I had gone fretless before!
    I can't wait until thursday, when I rehearse with my band and gear.
  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Looks great sorry about your hand I love unlined necks I have to get the nerve up to play one though.
  3. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Nice job. Congrats!
  4. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    Thanks, mate! I was actually afraid of getting an unlined neck, and thinking about installing or painting some lines. I did a quick run and I actually don't see the need though, plus black ebony looks wicked!

    Edit: And about the hand, well it's on me, it was not pre-drilled and I was too impatient :bag: It's going to be ok tomorrow. :bassist:
  5. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Superb! I adore stack knob jazzers.

    did the same with my hand screwing in some new machines on my fretted...
  6. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    I should really have got holes drilled on the neck before screwing it on the body, haha.
    Stacked knobs was one of the first mods :) The next going to be sea foam over sunburst!
  7. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    congrats! Saw this in the fretless club post and wanted to wish you all the best on your first fretless, hope it sounds as good as it looks.
  8. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    Thanks a lot! It does, I actually like it better than the new ones I tried on the store (maybe because I upgraded the pickups)