#1
I am looking for a good fretless bass. I would like it to still have fret markings since I am a noob. It needs to able to play slap bass to metal to ska. I like a really thick sound. What do you guys recommend?

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#3
Bear in mind that slap on a fretless doesn't sound like normal slap...
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#4
like 800- 1,500 but I could spend more but I don't really want to
and yes I have a solution for the weird slap tone. Two batteries fixes that.

RIG:
Ibanez GSA 60
Ibanez RG4EX1QM
Metal Muff
Jackson DKMGT
GK Backline 210
Vox VT50
Crate XT15R
Ibanez SR400QM
Ibanez GSR 200 bass
Crate B15 bass amp
Lots of Monster cords
#6
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I would try to track down a fretless Stingray.


Honestly, that would be my suggestion. It has the bite you are looking for and for a fretless, a decent Les Claypool slap tone.

The only issue for you is that I have never seen one "lined" (although mine has the dots on the side). Honestly, after a few weeks you'll find you don't need the lines anymore anyway.
#7
cool

RIG:
Ibanez GSA 60
Ibanez RG4EX1QM
Metal Muff
Jackson DKMGT
GK Backline 210
Vox VT50
Crate XT15R
Ibanez SR400QM
Ibanez GSR 200 bass
Crate B15 bass amp
Lots of Monster cords
#8
I can tell you this much, the Fender Fretless Jazz (mexican) is amazing. I mean, any jazz bass is great for slap ANYWAY, and it has great fret markings. I had a standard jazz on order, and the only one they had in stock was a fretless, so I had to order a fretted. I played the fretless just to try it, for aobut 2 hours, and it blew me away. great tone, versatile, and you can't beat that neck.

A fretless Stingray is going to cost more than $800-$1200
#11
Nice Find^
He's American though so that might not be an option for him.
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#12
Wow I have never seen one like that, in that colour. Its funny that the seller describes it as having a "singing" sound. That's exactly what people have said about my Fretless Stingray, esp. if I throw a set of roundwounds on it.
#13
^ not to thread jack, but do fretless need an extra coat of epoxy if you plan to have roundwounds on them?
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