Whats a good starter fretless bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nirvanarules28, May 24, 2001.

  1. nirvanarules28


    Mar 7, 2001
    Hey everyone, Im about to buy a fretless bass, but I dont really know what would be good. Ive only played like 2 differenct fretless basses, so Im not sure what kind of bass would be good. I currently play a 4 string, and I want to get a 5 string sometime, so Im not sure if I want to get a 5 fretless or a 4 fretless. Give me some suggestions please. Thanx
  2. Here's what I started fretless on. washburn XB200. Adequate entry level.

    <img src="http://andydaventry.com/bass/washburn.jpg">
  3. pc


    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    Bass Player had a shootout a few months ago.

    They had good ratings for Fender Jazz Fretless MIM, Yamaha BBN4F, Cort Curbow Fretless and an Aria

    They choose the Yamaha
  4. I have never played the yamaha, but I like the mim Jazz, and you can pick up a used 4 string for around 275-300
  5. Perhaps you should try a lined fretless untill you get a feel for them. Unless that isn't a problem in which case disregard this post.
  6. Yamaha RBX260F is a good fretless bass, I play one as my main bass right now. I haven't had many problems with it, except for once when a wire got detached from the output jack, but that was easy to fix. It's a good bass.
  7. jbass27


    May 4, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
    I would try to find a Dean Edge 4 fretless. I think for about the same $$$ as the Yamaha, you would be getting a much better bass. I've played both and I like the Dean a lot better, as do most of my customers.