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woodiest fretless?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by psi, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. psi


    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    What's the woodiest sounding fretless bass you know of? (Looking for a well-made version of a Wishbass, hehe.)
  2. WarwickFan


    Feb 7, 2005
    Warwick fretless basses are great. But, they are NOT a version of a Wish.
  3. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    That's an easy one.... Rob Allen's.... about as organic and 'DB like' as you are going to get in an fretless electric bass.
  4. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California
    +1 ...doesn't get better. Is that the kind of woody you were talking about. I guess you could also call steve swallow's tone woody, but in a much different way.
  5. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Your Rob Allen bass rules - few other basses can come anywhere near it.

    In the bargain world I live in :) actually, a Sinsonido has a bit of woodiness to speak of.
  6. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    DK5BspruceTop. Not a "DB LIKE", but most woodiest sounding BG I ever played.
  7. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    The Godin acoustic electric sounds pretty woody.
  8. Triclops

    Triclops Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    Ibanez EDA 900F ? I played one at ed romans music in vegas.
    It was ALLL wood. not that crapola luthiate garbaje(very woody sounding.(I think it was walnut?)
  9. psi


    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    Thanks for the suggestions guys. Anything else in the $700 range?
  10. JAL


    Dec 15, 2004
    Cleveland, Ohio
    maybe a used corvette? I love my corvette fretless...has a great, woody tone.
  11. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    Believe it or not, fretless Rickenbackers have a wild DB like tone, not quite 700$ though unless you come across some wicked retarded deal.
  12. dabass

    dabass Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Manne made in Italia! Check out the Manne web site, Juan at Basses -electric-acoustic has a Manne w Korina body/ash neck, sweet woody sound !!
  13. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
  14. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    All this talk about Woodies...

    Personally, I'd just say settle for a DB, but thats just me.
  15. could we define a "woody" sound... im a bit confused... maybe im just a tard... but still confused
  16. froovs


    Mar 17, 2005

    no contest

  17. alanbass1


    Feb 8, 2006
  18. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Rob Allen's and Godin's always come to mind, but the Manne Acousti-Bass really sounds nice and woody, airy and still focused.
  19. i know that a lot of people hate wishbasses, but to be quite honest, i think the wish has the closest DB sound for an electric bass that i have ever played...as far as heard, i'd say the ashbury bass is also very good at sounding DB'ish and i hear the rob allen sounds phenominal, but that is over 700 i believe