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Old 2004-07-07, 20:02
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like what? i built it and i didn't know it mattered so it just has a really light coat of polyurithane
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Old 2004-07-07, 22:01
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i almost bought a fretless bass once... just because they're so cool... i used to play the chello they have no frets, but then right before i bought it i realized i dont play bass, and i dont want to, so there realy was no point in buying it...
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Old 2004-07-08, 07:12
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i almost bought a fretless bass once... just because they're so cool... i used to play the chello they have no frets, but then right before i bought it i realized i dont play bass, and i dont want to, so there realy was no point in buying it...

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Old 2004-07-13, 09:31
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hi

what type of metal would fretless basses be best for?
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Old 2004-07-13, 13:09
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Id say opeth... and iced earth... and death.. and sadus... anything really.. u can use a fretless for any sort of metall.. cept for thrash..
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Old 2004-07-13, 14:21
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bleh.
because i saw this beautifully beautiful one and i want it *cries*

hm...i'd like to play death metal or grind or that type of music...
so dunno...i think ill stick to fretted for now....but id *kill* for a fretless one

besides the fact thats its heartbreakingly expensive...maybe someday..maybe someday..
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Old 2004-07-13, 15:19
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lol, how much was it?.. and what fretless is it?..

post a pic.
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Old 2004-07-14, 01:11
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why is a fretless not good for thrash?......im planning to buy a fretless 5 string..if i get a good one ill buy it.....if not then prob go for a fretted one
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Old 2004-07-14, 15:03
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i dunno, my bad.. probably is good for thrash, i just cudnt picture it on tom araya, haha
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Old 2004-07-23, 17:48
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The fretless sound in a nutshell is sort of a "mwah" sound. The notes sort of swell versus just the straightforward attack of the fretted. You don't have the attack or snap of a fretted bass. A good fretless (I've got a Zon) tends to be a lot more versatile than a fretted but you have to practice your intonation to master it. Took me a while before I could get somewhat decent on it. In my opinion, there's a lot more techniques you can use with a fretless.
Otherwise, the volume is the same as a fretted...you can get it to swell slowly or not. Tapping is not necessarilly easier...I find it a bit harder
A good example of the fretless sound would be Steve DiGiorgio on Death's Individual Thought Patterns. He was using an ESP fretless. His sound is pretty outfront. Otherwise not too much fretless in metal, mostly jazz.
As far as the greatest fretless or fretted player ever...Jaco Pastorius.
Michael Manring does some insane fretless work as well (while going through a 100 tunings in one song).




Steve didnt use a Esp fretless on individual, his custon ESP is somwhat different to the fully custom Frender type thing he used on individual. but he the bass sound fuckin cool in the album
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Old 2004-07-23, 21:51
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Michael Manring does some insane fretless work as well (while going through a 100 tunings in one song).


http://www.manthing.com/tunings.htm

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Old 2004-07-24, 04:40
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One of the best fretless's you can buy would be a Fender Jazz fretless, the old jaco pastorius style ones.. tasty!
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Old 2004-07-24, 07:56
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Steve didnt use a Esp fretless on individual, his custon ESP is somwhat different to the fully custom Frender type thing he used on individual. but he the bass sound fuckin cool in the album

i kno . Fully Custom Homemade Fender-Like Fretless
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Old 2004-07-24, 07:59
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Wow, home made? He should spend less time making Basses and more time... not making basses
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