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Looking for a cheap fretless short scale bass?

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So it seems like there are not a lot of short scale fretless basses around, but if I can find a decent one within my budget limit I sort of ponder on buying one in the near future.

I'll like it to be max 30" scale length, preferably be a 4 string, and my budget limit would be about 400£, but I'd prefer cheaper, as long as it is still decent (I would suspect a pickup upgrade down the line being necessary anyway in this kind of price class).

Does such a bass exist?

All suggestions are welcome.

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I defretted a a J&D mini Jazz bass, and that worked pretty well; you could (or have done by somebody else) the same thing to any of the many available short scale basses; or commission a builder to make you a replacement fretless neck for one, find the instrument that you like in fretted form first and then either defret or make a replacement neck

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11 hours ago, Baloney Balderdash said:

I'll like it to be max 30" scale length ...

You'll be struggling if you try to find anything shorter than that!

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