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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basstard1, Mar 12, 2005.
Are you a Luthier?
What bass is it and are you patient?
I have defretted 2 basses and owned basses originaly fretless and their is to me a pretty good diffrence in the two. Id save my money and buy a cheap fretless.
Yea it would be better to have a luthier do it, but I am by no means one and I defretted my Ibanez and its good.
More importantly, is it your only bass?
Don't defret your only bass. Jaco did this, but we're pretty sure he's nuts. Be patient, research what you're doing ahead of time, and DON'T RUSH!
Also, read this thread:
no im not a
ive been playing 2 years... its a peavey, my only bass and im not a luthier... looks bad dony it? i do however love that fretless sound, have a stepdad to help me and im not that bad at playing one..
its apeavey active millennium*
Have you thought about buying a fretless? Rondomusic.com has fretless basses for around $120. Good instruments cheap, and you won't ruin your only isntrument.
well my bass is in the repair shop right now and im 13 so im not exactly in the money... i could probably take it to a luthier and get it done, but is it worth not having a fretted?
You might consider a neck swap? taking the neck out and replacing it is much less involved than the removeing, filling, finishing, involved in a defret.
Are you a thespian?
welll the thing is im a 50% slap player... is it worth getting a fretless (Byselling my curremt bass) for that fretless sound?
You DO realize how much a luthier would charge... probably about what your bass is worth. It would likely be far cheaper to buy a second bass.
And no, it's not worth it to not have a fretted bass IMO. My main bass is a fretless Jazz, but I just have to have that P-Bass tone, and nothing can replace the sound of a fretted bass. Two completely different monsters, that's all I have to say.
My girlfriend is a thespian. Does that make me wierd?
does that online shop deliver to england?
Whoa, one post at a time bud. By the time I answer one of your posts, I'm answering another.
It's usually not recommended that you slap a fretless. Eats away at the fingerboard. You'll likely regret selling your fretted.
m pretty green, so how much would a guitar shop charge?