#1
Alright, I've been playing bass for about a year, and I started out on a Squier P-Bass.


About 3 months ago, I bought a Squier Jazz Bass, (didn't have enough for Fender)...still a good bass, but anywho...


I was wanting a fretless bass and was wondering how the P-Bass would sound if I were to get rid of the frets.


Would it be a good idea, or a bad one?


Thanks.
#3
Yeah, I don't really know anyone who plays one, (maybe Victor Wooten, don't remember)...

But do you think it would sound nice? Or would it be horrible tone?


I was thinking about maybe buying a fretless neck off of Warmoth.com, but I don't have that much money...
#6
You know that the first Fretless bass Fender ever made was a fretless Precision, right? Buy the Led Zeppelin DVD - JPJ plays one in 1975.

And a lot of folks down here have circumfretted their P-basses. PM Jazz_rock_feel.
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#7
i was thinking about doing the same exact thing....

Sting played a fretless P with a maple fretboard no?
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i was thinking about doing the same exact thing....

Sting played a fretless P with a maple fretboard no?

Nope, it has frets.
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And a lot of folks down here have circumfretted their P-basses. PM Jazz_rock_feel.


I did as well (before JRF ) but the P-bass neck isn't on the P-bass anymore. It's now on my fretless Thunderbird, which is currently under construction. Feel free to ask about the process though.
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#10
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I did as well (before JRF ) but the P-bass neck isn't on the P-bass anymore. It's now on my fretless Thunderbird, which is currently under construction. Feel free to ask about the process though.

Are you sure you want a fretless Tbird? Won't the neck dive throw off your intonation after your hand gets tired?
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