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I'd been after one of these since approx. 1995 and had pretty much given up hope, buying other fretless basses instead which didn't look quite right or feel comfortable to play, when one fell into my lap very recently. It would appear to date from 1990.

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6 hours ago, knirirr said:

I'd been after one of these since approx. 1995 and had pretty much given up hope, buying other fretless basses instead which didn't look quite right or feel comfortable to play, when one fell into my lap very recently. It would appear to date from 1990.

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Ooh, that unlined board is lovely. Enjoy.

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On 23/09/2018 at 22:20, Beedster said:

Warmoth Precision neck with ebony board, no idea about body wood, but it weighs marginally less than Gibraltar. Sustains for ever. Wizard '64s. Offered it for sale here, no one wanted it. In retrospect I'm rather happy about that :) 

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Yeah, I would of probably been interested in this as well if I had seen it at the time.

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On 07/12/2018 at 17:49, HazBeen said:

After quite a few gigs I still think the Electro I bought off @Hellzero is on of the nicest looking and sounding fretless basses I ever owned.

 

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Gorgeous looking bass.

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On 07/12/2018 at 11:18, BassBod said:

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A Basschat Bitser - ex-Beedster 70's neck on a stripped 90-'s re-issue body, with DiMarzios.  Luverly...

That is just lovely, and so very similar to my current fave bass (pics to follow)

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Posted (edited)

86 Streamer Stage I, cherry body and Wenge neck, ebony fretboard. Schaller bridge and tuners.

 

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On 07/12/2018 at 17:49, HazBeen said:

After quite a few gigs I still think the Electro I bought off @Hellzero is on of the nicest looking and sounding fretless basses I ever owned.

 

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A headless Electro is a bit of a damp patch for me. The bridge would clearly need to change to facilitate it, but I love the fantastical idea of it.

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I try to record my fretless as much as possible so when a Dutch singer/songwriter/author asked me to play bass on a couple of her new tracks I immediately brought my inner Pino to the surface and went berserk. She edited some licks out of the song but still pretty  proud of the result. Music is in Dutch.


Bass used here is still the only fretless I'll ever need:

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1 hour ago, BassAgent said:

I try to record my fretless as much as possible so when a Dutch singer/songwriter/author asked me to play bass on a couple of her new tracks I immediately brought my inner Pino to the surface and went berserk. She edited some licks out of the song but still pretty  proud of the result. Music is in Dutch.

 

Very well done, sir. At about 2:35 I felt like you were channeling Kate Bush era John Giblin, which is a good thing. 👏👏👏

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On 22/03/2019 at 11:02, ezbass said:

Very well done, sir. At about 2:35 I felt like you were channeling Kate Bush era John Giblin, which is a good thing. 👏👏👏

Honestly I've never heard of mr Giblin before, but I guess I'll take it as a compliment😄

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1 hour ago, BassAgent said:

Honestly I've never heard of mr Giblin before, but I guess I'll take it as a compliment😄

Do, he is held high esteem amongst our BC brethren.

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17 hours ago, Dem Jolie-blues said:

I appear to own this,      I like  !

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So,  this is a lined but fretless Simnett 32 " scale,  piezo bridge and custom active pre-amp.  Built by our very own Bc'er @Simo.   I see he has resurrected his workshop blog,  where,  we can drool over his other creations. 

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I’ve only got one of these left now (Stingray) but it dawned on me, of all the fretless basses I’ve owned, they’ve all been unlined. 

Something very ‘proper musician’ about an unllined fretless. Until I play it on a dark stage 😁

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Maybe if the curve on the bottom of the fretboard matched...???

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On 22/12/2018 at 14:35, TheGreek said:

That really is pornographic!! Properly jealous..

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On 06/01/2019 at 15:27, chevaliernoir said:

I really love it too... Except the oval pickup.

Maybe if the curve on the bottom of the fretboard matched...???

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2 hours ago, TheGreek said:

 

Maybe if the curve on the bottom of the fretboard matched...???

I thought the same initially, but I'm used to it now :)

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On 22/03/2019 at 09:39, BassAgent said:

I try to record my fretless as much as possible so when a Dutch singer/songwriter/author asked me to play bass on a couple of her new tracks I immediately brought my inner Pino to the surface and went berserk. She edited some licks out of the song but still pretty  proud of the result. Music is in Dutch.


Bass used here is still the only fretless I'll ever need:

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Not my type of music, but I love the rising bass line when the musical interlude starts. We need more fretless bass in music :)

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I try to get my fretless on every recording session I do. I have only failed once in almost 20 years😁

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MusicMan Stingray 2001 lined fretless

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And without the guard...

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Posted (edited)

Westone Thunder II fretless (c. 1981)

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