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Specs on new bass ordered -- first fretless!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gumbynotpokey, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. I've played a Carvin LB70P since 2004. Totally at one with that instrument. Been wanting my first fretless for a few years, and have looked around and studied up what to do.

    Just ordered my first fretless and I'm stoked. I followed the input I've read all over the net to get a fretless version of your current bass for easiest transition to fretless - if/when choosing no lines/no dots. Which I did. I've been playing without much looking for a year or so. Hopefully this and the same model will help me transition.

    I'm not doing a Carvin pro/con troll and I'm not doing a line and dots/no lines no dots troll. I'm just super stoked on this build and it's 3 weeks into the wait. Gotta discharge some energy, thus I post a thread.

    Here's the list:

    LB70PF (p = piezo in the bridge; f = fretless)

    For those that don't know this model is a 4 string with 24 frets if they were there, neck through, string through, active/passive with 2 J-style pu's (neck and bridge positions) with piezos in the saddles, and sweeps for all 3 of those pu's. Low, mid/mid sweep and high eq.

    • 3 piece body - walnut, maple laminate layer, figured claro walnut top
    • 5 piece neck - walnut with 2 maple stripes
    • No-show-neck (neck through only visible from the back)
    • Birdseye maple board with "Hard As Nails" epoxy coating
    • Claro headstock matches top
    • No lines, no dots
    • Rounded body sides
    • Abalone logo

    Whatchu all think? Can't wait til it gets here.
  2. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Congrats....sounds like a nice bass.....
    Enjoy the freedom a fretless brings
  3. Definitely.
  4. Bump.

    I'm stoked! 4 weeks into the build time. :meh:

    Whatchu all thinkin' on this spec list? Can't wait!

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