#1
Hi, ive been playing bass for a while and im trying to find a good quality 5 string fretless bass which is not too expensive. So please no discussion about starting on 4 string and fretted etc because i have. The bass im looking at is the Dean Edge Fretless with 5 strings: http://www.deanguitars.com/edge_456_fretless.htm

Does anyone have an opinion on this bass, or something i shold know about before i consider buying it, i dont know anything about the wood its built with 'basswood' is it good quality for basses? Thanks.

oh, and im playing mostly metal.
Last edited by ironmaiden1 at Dec 24, 2008,
#2
I used to own a Dean Edge 9... let me just say this, Dean isn't known for their basses. For a 5 string fretless, I've played an Ibanez Gary Willis signature, that was pretty nice, but also look into Fender and Schecter.
Schecter Hellraiser V1 / Schecter Stiletto Extreme 4 / Gallien Krueger 400RB / Hartke Transporter 4x10 / Digitech BP200 / Pod Studio GX
#3
my first bass was a dean 5 string. i liked it but the tone was a deep tone and the neck wasn't too great. ok starter bass. try a couple dean's first to see if you like them. if it's just for messing around with it could be ok but i'd probably suggest something like this.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Squier-by-Fender-Vintage-Modified-Fretless-Jazz-Bass-103871729-i1166455.gc
dean edge one 5 string
Schecter studio-4
Samick fairlane-6
Ibanez sb900
Ibanez btb775
Fender p bass special deluxe

Dean Del Sol
Ibanez prestige rg2610

Peavey TKO 65
Peavey vb-2
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#4
thanks ill look into those. Could you please elaborate.. whats the problem with the neck?