#1
Hi, I'm thinking of buying a fretless bass with money left over after buying a laptop at christmas. The cheapest I have found (I don't want to spend money on something I may not like) all have no fretlines, so I was wondering if its possible to draw lines on without ruining the fretboard? (I'd get a tech to do it if its possible btw)

Also, which of these (if either are any good) is better in general and for metal
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/72488 ;
or
http://www.thomann.de/gb/warwick_rockbass_streamer_std4_fl_bk.htm

?

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#2
could always use tape strips (cut to be thinner), would come off when you want and the glue wont mess the wood up i dont think
#3
Rockbasses are great, but I have no experience with the Vintage so I couldn't really tell you which would be better.

As for fretlines, there's a special tape you can buy at music supply stores meant for fretless instruments (violins, violas, cellos, double bass, etc.) that works quite well.
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#4
I tried a 5 string fretted version of the Vintage and it wasn't great, the body is very small and it felt cheap. If I was you I'd save a few quid more and get a Squier VM Jazz bass, it has lines too.

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#5
I tried a 5 string fretted version of the Vintage and it wasn't great, the body is very small and it felt cheap. If I was you I'd save a few quid more and get a Squier VM Jazz bass, it has lines too.

^ This, if you are not looking to spend a lot of money.
#6
Grab the Rockbass. Thomann are selling all their current Rockbasses for stupidly low prices to make way for the newer range. This price is roughly their 2nd hand eBay price as well, so you won't lose much money.

Vintage aren't a bad company either, for under £200 they're usually the best basses around (better than a Standard Squier imo).