#1
Simply said, I have fallen in love with fretless basses; and I was wondering what would be a reasonably priced upright for me to screw around on?
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#2
$1000+ and that's for a POS that will break with screwing around after a few years.

Get a nice fretless Fender jazz. You'll have much more fun and won't break the bank.
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#3
I can't be too helpful, as I'm putting my upright purchase off until I'm employed somewhere that actually leaves me with spending money. I will say to stay as far away as possible from silvercreek. Their "thinline" or whatever acoustic electric upright is advertised on pretty much every music retail site on the internet, I have tried it and it is an abomination to the word "bass." Granted I'm sure you'll be trying something that pricey before you buy it. $1k US really is the barrel bottom price, and that won't get you much better than the silvercreek I'm afraid.
#4
ill be honest in that ive only played one upright in my days and it was a crappy 200 dean that sounded like a cheap fretless bass. But i have heard good things about the NS design WAV electric upright bass. I heard that it has a crappy stand that doesnt adjust very well.

I think that if you are into fretless basses, look for a fretless bass because an upright is a whole new ball game. It has different techniques, definately different sound and a different role.

What you need to do is find some seriously good musicians who play on an upright and listen and if you get a chance play one. And then decide if its right for you. Ive been going through buying that bass for awhile since like i said i hated the first upright i played but i love the sound.
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#5
Reading this makes me feel lucky that I can just walk into my guitar teacher's house anytime of the day and just play on his $5,000 German-made upright any time I feel like it.

I was playin' it today too.