#1
Okay, so I've played fretless before and loved the feel, and I love the sound and I'm looking to buy myself one; my budget is anywhere up to $700-$800. I mostly want some opinions on a fretless in that price range. The stores I have around here never carry any, but I played on my friends fretless, which he defretted himself, and he did a professional job. Anywho, what I'm looking for is basically a fretless that can handle rock/jazz genres, and I'm looking for a fretless without any lines whatsoever. What I'm looking for can be anything up to the price range I stated, doesn't matter if it's hundreds cheaper or at the same range, as it's going to be my first fretless, I just want something that could last awhile.. and I really don't care to look for top-end things, I mean, my price range won't bring that anyway, I just want something that I can play for quite awhile, ya know?

Anywho, to make the thread short, I want to find a fretless without lines that'll be nice enough to work with a bit in or under the price range of $800. I wouldn't mind going used, so it's a pretty decent playing field here. I do have ideas of what I want, but I don't want to post those ideas, I just want the ideas of others. I'm planning on purchasing one somewhere past the 15th as I get paid next then and it'll be a good paycheck, and I want to treat myself to a nice early Christmas present. I'm not a noob with bass in anyway, just looking for ideas as I'm a noob with fretless; so thanks in advance for any ideas.
#2
any preference on fretboard wood? And humbuckers or single coils?
Think I might have a look around for you.
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#3
I own something that sounds like what you're after- a Washburn AB-20 fretless.

Its acoustic-electric, 4 string and is 3" thick. It has a nice sound to it.

The only thing is I don't know that its still in production.

Still, when it was, I remember seeing a lot of them- in videos and in person. You might be able to find one used in your price range.

You might also check this site: http://www.fretlessbass.com/shopping-basses.html
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#4
The Cort B4 (or B5) might be worth looking in to
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#5
You might be able to find a used Warwick fretless for about $800. There was one at my local Guitar Center for exactly $800 + tax, you could definitely get one cheaper online if you found one.
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#6
It just occurred to me that Carvin has basses starting at around $650, and that "fretless" is one of their standard options for a bass.

Their lay-away policy lets you start the ordering process with just 20% down. In addition, they're currently discounting certain options AND they have a limited time $150 rebate going on right now as well.

http://www.carvinguitars.com/customshopelectricbasses.php

And as it turns out, they even have a few fretless basses in stock.

http://www.carvinguitars.com/guitars-in-stock/group.php?cid=BS&dir=R

Personally, I don't own a Carvin, but I hope to eventually (a guitar or two). Everyone I know with Carvin gear is blissfully happy with them.
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