#2
it could work, doubt it has been done before, but sounds like a baaad idea.
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#3
Wrong board bro

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I'm not sure how that would work, but in theory I think so.

The frets wouldn't interfere, being behind whats resonating and all.

I'd say go ahead and do it........for science!!!!!
#5
it would work but why not just go fretless with fretlines instead?
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#6
I've seen it on a bass before
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#8
could definitely be done. don't see why not. BUT one of the cool advantages of having a fretless is having super low action because there are no frets in the way. with frets from 1 to 11 you wouldn't be able to lower the action that far. besides that i don't see any problem with it. actually sounds pretty damn badass!
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#11
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I don't see why that wouldn't work, but what the **** is the point in it?

So you can still do chords on the lower strings without worrying about getting your fingers perfectly placed like you would with a full fretless, and still being able to do the cool slides and such on the high strings.
#12
Quote by littlephil
So you can still do chords on the lower strings without worrying about getting your fingers perfectly placed like you would with a full fretless, and still being able to do the cool slides and such on the high strings.


I'm assuming by strings you mean frets?
#13
No, EAD fretted, GBe fretless.
Just realised I didnt read TS's idea properly
TS's idea is better. I though he meant top 3 strings fretted, bottom 3 fretless.
#14
has Scott Ian not got a jackson where the bottom half of the neck is fretless?
#15
Quote by LifeIsABullet16
could definitely be done. don't see why not. BUT one of the cool advantages of having a fretless is having super low action because there are no frets in the way. with frets from 1 to 11 you wouldn't be able to lower the action that far. besides that i don't see any problem with it. actually sounds pretty damn badass!

well i've played a '70 gibson les paul that had the frets worn down to pretty much nothing and they still served their purpose, so if you get really really flat fretwire it should allow for extremely low action anyway.
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#16
Yes to a certain extent the old Caparison Venus was pretty much what you are thinking. Except that it became fretless at fret 15 and above. I'll see if I can steal a pic and show you.




Not too sure how it played and all since well to play the fretless part of the guitar well you needed to have long fingers.
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#18
I don't remember where but I saw a banjo set up in a similar way a while back, some bluegrass sort of band on TV. I mention it because at the point it became fretless there was actually a metal plate bolted on, I'm assuming at the same level as the frets.

I'm assuming it must have been for more sustain or maybe to stop the strings destroying the board, a problem I heard Jaco Pastorius had.
#21
well i know it would work because i use to play the violin and that had no frets so i say go for it =]
#22
I´ve seen this stock on an LP copy from a small company... let me see if I can find it.