Posted by Rob on February 02, 2002 at 19:15:04:
In Reply to: Fretlines (to put or not to put?) posted by Derek on February 02, 2002 at 07:48:08:
: Hi all.
: I am going to build a 5-string fretless bass. I 've been playing 4-string fretted basses for more than 15 years but this is my first fretless. Many bassists (including one of the top-three in Greece!) insist that I should ask for fretlines. But I have heard people saying that when you are *really* able to play you don't use them anyway!
: Any help will be appreciated.
I've been playing 6 string fretless for about 15 years. You're right - I generally don't need the lines and they don't help that much. They'll be worth it, if you use them as a guide.
You can start getting ready for you new axe right now by practicing with each finger right on the fret when you play - That way, your hands will naturally fall into position on your fretless.
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