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What costs more?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by f'nar f'nar, Jan 5, 2005.


  1. Now I would expect, when comparing a bass model (of any sort) with its fretless counterpart the pretless would cost more. However i was in my local bass store, billy hydes, today, and i noticed that on several fender models, one alembic (orion 5 model) and a spector model the fretless cost less then its fretted bretheren. While this does logically make sence (fretting a bass as opposed to just leaving it and sanding it) I have always assumed fretless basses cost more. My dealer assures me all of the basses are not used so my question is, is this just a one off thing? was i silly to assume fretless would cost more? :confused: im confused :help:
     
  2. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    unlined fretless = cheaper
    unlined phenolitic or epoxidized(sp?) wood = much more expensive
    Lined fretless = sometimes same as freted sometimes muchmore expensive depending on the material used for lines.