#1
I'll keep it short.. I'm starting bass fairly soon. Thought I was set for what I'm getting... but godamn it..

http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/product/14235-vintage-v940-active-bass-bubinga-fretless.html



... So cheap.. So beautiful... So versatile..

But its fretless, not that this is an offturner.. It was one of the reasons I'm falling in love with it, but for starting out won't I get confused?it does have fret markers on the side of the neck like on guitars right?

If the fact that its fretless will deter me from normal learning, then I won't..


But that is a beaut..
#3
You made two threads by accident - Might wanna delete one of them.
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#4
yea. thats gonna be hard to learn on. stick with a cheap 4 string then when you get better you can learn on that fretless. it is a beauty thought.
#5
Don't buy fretless for your first bass, you'll be royally ****ed with a fretted afterwards.
I was and had to adapt/learn all over again.

I found it completely different to a fretted bass, it was weird.
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#7
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If you like the idea of a fretless, and see yourself sticking with it... go for it. You don't see manypeople starting on fretted violins, or marked trombones do you?

I could very well have the idea of sticking with it.

The things I would do to that neck...

I am not joking, I touched my penis when I saw a pic of it.





But tbh, such little amount of music I lsitne to has fretless.. Literally just Defiant imagination album by QuoVadis and some Jaco... Songs would sound relatively the same if I used fretless right? I know it gives that "mwah" tone.
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#8
Thats a really good bass, go for it. Youll have a great ear from learning on fretless.
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#10
It's a sexy bass man, I say get it. I've always wanted a fretless so I'm converting my starter bass. If you really want it then I say get it.
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#11
That is so mine, but can you just tell me guys, it does have the fret markers on the side of the neck right?

But if I don't have enough budget then I dunno..

Fretted basses are looking more and more unattractive now haha

To guy below me, no way of that. I'll screw it up for sure.
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#12
Yeah, there are fret markers on the side like 3-5-7-9-12, etc...

You could make your own fret lines but you would want to be VERY precise in doing this if you wanted to attempt doing so.
#13
Quote by Steve08
Yeah, there are fret markers on the side like 3-5-7-9-12, etc...

You could make your own fret lines but you would want to be VERY precise in doing this if you wanted to attempt doing so.

He'd be better off buying a fretted bass and defretting it. Making your own lines would end up backfiring. It would be terribly hard to make every line in tune.
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#14
Ehh, I'm gonna leave it... Its hard to do, I know... Seems too much trouble tbh. Plus I think I want a passive..
#15
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Don't buy fretless for your first bass, you'll be royally ****ed with a fretted afterwards.
I was and had to adapt/learn all over again.

I found it completely different to a fretted bass, it was weird.

How so?
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#16
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Ehh, I'm gonna leave it... Its hard to do, I know... Seems too much trouble tbh. Plus I think I want a passive..

Vintage do a Jaco bass that's pretty sweet, first time picking up a fretless but it just felt natural and effortless to play.
#20
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if youre a starter and dont plan in getting a teacher, dont get a fretless . even if youre not a starter a guitar



Worked out for me. Started playing Bass in July of last year, and my second Bass was a Fretless which I got for Christmas, Have yet to look back with tone exceptions for some songs.

Frets feel weird now. lol
#21
I exclusively play fretless, and I learned to play on the same fretless that I own now. Don't be put off, learning on fretless helps you to develop a great ear and good fretting technique. Because, without those, you'll sound horrible. I would say go for it, it definitely pays off in the end
#22
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Thanks for helping me get put off it guys

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