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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ajLaFountain, Jan 11, 2012.


  1. ajLaFountain

    ajLaFountain

    Jan 11, 2012
    Hey, first post. I currently play Double Bass in an Orchestra, but I would like to get an electric bass guitar. I would like it to be under 1000$, fretless, 4 or 5 strings, and only have 2 octaves. I don't really have a use for the 3rd octave, as this bass will be just for fun. Any recommendations for me? And I'll throw in a thanks from my future self.
     
  2. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    What type of music are going to be having "fun" messing around with? Why fretless?
     
  3. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Hawaii
    Well,a decent used Squire usually goes for $200-350ish around here in any configuration of p'ups,frets,bodies,etc..They can be a great "first" bass,and always an excellent inexpensive modding platform later...
     
  4. tabdog

    tabdog

    Feb 9, 2011
    I am new to fretless.
    So take it for what it is worth.

    I think fretless basses are more mellow.

    That being said, a bassy, or tubby bass
    may not be a good choice.

    My first fretless is punchy. The pickup is
    closer to the bridge.

    I think that helps a lot. Even though my
    fretless is a cheap bass, I put a good
    pickup in it and it sounds very good.

    I will be interested in what the more
    knowledgeable folks have to say.

    Tabdog
     
  5. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Don't worry about the octaves - just don't play the notes you don't want to! With my five-string I can play two octaves in one position. From lowest B to highest G covers more than 4 octaves. A standard 4 string will cover at least 3 octaves.
     

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