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Posted by rob (220.127.116.11) on August 24, 2002 at 00:58:31:
In Reply to: 6 String Fretless posted by Dan on August 22, 2002 at 15:27:16:
I had an LB76 Fretless about 10 years ago. Overall, it was one of the best basses I've had; it actually performed better than the Pedulla Hexabuzz I replaced it with.
It had two weaknesses - The pickups were sensitive to radio signals and would pick up FM 101 or certain Taxi Cab radio signals (seriously!! It wasn't that loud, though.) The stock preamp had only treble and bass boost, which redered it useless, in my opinion - I replace it with a Bartolini preamp.
As I said, though, it was one of the best instruments I've owned. I used on all kinds of gigs, and most people didn't even notice it was fretless. The attack was very sharp, and I could even slap on it!
I'd suggest that you be sure it comes with a midrange boost, and a lined fretboard. I'd also strongly suggest you get the fingerboard coated with epoxy or cyanoencryolate(crazy glue) - It'll give you that Jaco tone.
I think you'll be very happy with it.
: I'm about to buy a 6 string fretless. Before I do, I was wondering if anyone had any comments about the Carvin LB76PF 6 string? Anything that you dislike about it? I've owned Carvins in the past and have been pleased with them. This will be my first 6 string and my first fretless. All comments appreciated.
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