Posted by lowest of the low on December 26, 2000 at 23:11:53:
In Reply to: Re: nice fretless posted by Mickster on November 13, 2000 at 12:40:56:
: : I was wondering who makes a good fretless bass that looks good too.
: Hey Neil, what's up?
: As far as what looks good, that's purely subjective.
: Im my opinion, whether you play bass or not, or whether you like the idea
: of a fretless bass, there's something about a bass with a rosewood or ebony
: fingerboard without frets that looks almost too beautiful to describe.It just
: looks so aesthetically appealling.Even none musicians think so.Playing it well
: with reasonable pitch is another matter.I have a fretless with line markers
: and it's not much harder to play than a regular fretted bass; in fact when I
: go back to my fretted, it feels restictive to me now.It's like what are these
: annoying pieces of metal doing in the neck.O.K. So who makes a good one?
: Starting at the bottom price wise, there's Carlo Robelli.I don't know if
: you've ever heard of them.They're a budget line that's been out at least 30
: years, but lately they've put out some dynamite looking basses and most are
: under $350.00.Sam Ash carries them.They make one model that's $179.00 with
: an unlined fretless neck.It's got the typical P-bass, J-bass pickup set up.
: Once you get out of the entry level basses, the prices go up pretty fast.
: I don't know your budget, but money being no object, a fretless Zon, Alembic
: Ken Smith or Padulla could live in my house.There's also a few Carvin's that
: look nice.As I've told others: Go to each manufacturer's website, their entire
: line should be there.Oh, Spector, don't let me forget Spector.I just received
: their catalog in the mail and boy they look good.If you buy something, Neil,
: let us know.This is the best place for truthful, unsolicitated reviews.
: Hope this helped,
: The Mickster
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