#1
I've got roughly £800 pounds for a new bass, and with my great interest in jazz, I'd want some recommendations for a fretless.

If you're in USA, don't convert the currency because are more expensive, in the UK, the RRP for a Standard P-Bass here is £460 ($900) but it's only $607 (£311).
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#2
Standard J-bass would be good but being as you have £800 you could afford an american jazz. Also, stingrays may be a couple of hundred quid more but i hear alot of good things about them

EDIT: Same goes for the Rickys as stingrays
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EDIT: Same goes for the Rickys as stingrays


Didn't know that Rics came in Fretless, so I checked their website. Oh man, my favorite Ric, the 4003 comes in a fretless. I can only imagine the sound. Now if I only had about 1500 USD lying about.
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#4
My votes gotta go for Warwick. A NT Thumb perhaps.
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My votes gotta go for Warwick. A NT Thumb perhaps.



Ya go with warwick its my favorite brand of guitar.But then again u dont have to get it.im olny recomending it.Try playing a couple diff brands of guitars and stuff see which 1 u perfer.But try out a warwick rockbass.
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Didn't know that Rics came in Fretless, so I checked their website. Oh man, my favorite Ric, the 4003 comes in a fretless. I can only imagine the sound. Now if I only had about 1500 USD lying about.

Yeah, right at this minute i can only dream of owning one of those things but i played one in my local shop and MY GOD!!!! It was the nicest bass i have ever played, no question about it.
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#7
Try a warwick I find them great for jazz and such also their reasonably priced in the UK (almost as cheap as in the USA)
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Yeah, right at this minute i can only dream of owning one of those things but i played one in my local shop and MY GOD!!!! It was the nicest bass i have ever played, no question about it.


How did it sound (other than wonderful?). Ric's website says they sound close to an upright, which since I'll be playing alot of jazz in the future may make it worth to save up the money and go for this instead of a fender J bass.

God, I have G-A-S in the worst way for that Ric.
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How did it sound (other than wonderful?). Ric's website says they sound close to an upright, which since I'll be playing alot of jazz in the future may make it worth to save up the money and go for this instead of a fender J bass.

God, I have G-A-S in the worst way for that Ric.

It sounded closest to an upright out of the ones i tested out. I tried the american jazz too and it wasn't as good as i thought it would be to be honest. Maybe it was a bad pick but it disappointed me. And to save making a new thread, what are maple fingerboards like on fretlesses because I'm looking for a cheap fretless and found a nice aria? I know aria make some good basses but i have no way of trying this out so i'm just wondering what difference the maple fingerboards make.
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It sounded closest to an upright out of the ones i tested out. I tried the american jazz too and it wasn't as good as i thought it would be to be honest. Maybe it was a bad pick but it disappointed me. And to save making a new thread, what are maple fingerboards like on fretlesses because I'm looking for a cheap fretless and found a nice aria? I know aria make some good basses but i have no way of trying this out so i'm just wondering what difference the maple fingerboards make.


Maple is alright but personally I don't find the tone to be quite as good also the longevity is slightly lacking. For fretless you really should go ebony or wenge or something like that.
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#11
warwicks are heavy as a 4x12 cabinet.........try out a nice fretless precision or jazz....or if ur really into jazz, why not an electric upright bass?
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#12
I'd love to get an acoustic upright if I'm honest but I don't have the time to learn how to play it properly, or the experience to know which is the best to buy.
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warwicks are heavy as a 4x12 cabinet.........try out a nice fretless precision or jazz....or if ur really into jazz, why not an electric upright bass?



LOL u r funny...A warwick rockbass is so light its not even funny....