The Fretless Club (Part IV)

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  1. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

    I'll tell you what. I will make a custom card for every single member who posts a video playing a 6 string (or more) fretless at or above the level of JP Thesseling. :)

    Seriously, JP Tesseling is a living fretless bass legend.
     
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  2. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    Really? At that level? How about twinkle twinkle little start on a 6 string Fretless???

    Seriously though..... that’s fair
     
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  3. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

    Maybe I should have said 7 string. That would get into pretty thin territory. Or to cover this Obscura song on fretless:


    Do I see myself making a custom card for @AB Nate ? Maybe? Probably not a lot others. :)

    We are up to 1200 members here and even if only 5% got custom cards made, and I could do each in 15 minutes, that would be 15 solid hours of Photoshop plus communication. Not ready to sign myself up for that.

    If there was some measurable goal that I could come up with, I wouldn't mind doing some, but not a bunch. Maybe if someone posts a video and can get xx number of likes? Just don't know. I am pretty busy as it is.
     
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  4. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    My two sans frets:

    Warmoth
    Warmoth-fretless-5.jpg


    Rob Allen
    MINI-RIG-OF-DOOM.jpg
     
  5. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    Lol. You should have never started down this rabbit hole.
     
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  6. ProbablyTooLoud

    ProbablyTooLoud

    Aug 1, 2020
    Atlanta
    Hey y'all I got my second fl, a 2018 G&L JB.
     

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  7. Thanks for the member card!

    I’ve had two great experiences so far building these basses with Warmoth parts. I’d definitely recommend it :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Very nice! I wish I had one of each :drool: Especially a fretless Ric.
     
  9. Ampedup

    Ampedup

    Jun 24, 2020
    Roseville,CA

    This is what it sounds like:

     
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  10. The Hook 1988

    The Hook 1988

    Oct 7, 2019
    So many clubs here...I have a 5-string Carvin LB-75 fretless with High-C and an Ibanez 705 Portamento Low-B. KIMG0246.JPG
     
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  11. ProbablyTooLoud

    ProbablyTooLoud

    Aug 1, 2020
    Atlanta
    It's a smooth playing bass.
    I took it to practice tonight and it sounded great.
     
  12. Yeah, but those TIs will last for YEARS. I've never had to replace my TIJFs on my six string fretless Thor Bass. They're pricey, but oh, so worth it.
     
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  13. Here's a pretty solid photo of my Thor Bass Mjolnir six string. Killer bass. Great build.
     

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  14. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

    Thor is a good name for that. Looks like something a Viking bass player in Valhalla would play.
     
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  15. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    @kirkdickinson it's only a 5 string Zon, and it's not at anybody's level but my own, but I'm glad to share this vid.
    Love my Zon.
     
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  16. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

    Wow, never would have thought it was a Glarry. Nice work. Posting a fretless bass photo here is enough to become a member of this club. Here is your card:

    The-Fretless-Club-Card-1201.jpg
    All Membership Cards - Index of Membership Cards
     
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  17. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

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  18. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

    Never had a Carvin, but have admired them. I do have a 706 Portamento. Awesome basses.
    Posting a fretless bass photo here is enough to become a member of this club. Here is your card:

    The-Fretless-Club-Card-1203.jpg
    All Membership Cards - Index of Membership Cards
     
  19. Ampedup

    Ampedup

    Jun 24, 2020
    Roseville,CA
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  20. That's the brand name of the luthier, Karl Thorkildsen. He's tremendously skilled. He built basses for Steve DiGiorgio, of Death, Testament, and about 300 other metal bands, as well!
     
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