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Old 09-02-2006, 06:06 PM   #1
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fretless bass

Hi im getting a fretless bass and im wanting to get it
fretted, does anyone know how much that might cost?
Also as far as playing u2 type stuff is it important to have frets?
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:23 PM   #2
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Why don't you just get a fretted bass in the first place?
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:56 PM   #3
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Well im left handed and im getting store credit from a
place that's why.
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Old 09-02-2006, 09:20 PM   #4
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No disrespect intended but this is an absolutely terrible idea for so many reasons that I simply can't be bothered to type them all up... Just look around for a leftie fretted bass, you will eventually find one in your price range,
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Old 09-02-2006, 10:31 PM   #5
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yeah your right. but i was talking about the jaco pastorius bass and it is pretty cool.
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Old 09-03-2006, 09:09 PM   #6
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I think it would be best to look elsewhere. Apart from the fact that you are wrecking a perfectly decent bass, the fret job will probably cost you about what it would cost to buy a decent leftie budget bass, assuming you were able to find a luthier who would do the work for you... by the way, if you want a bass to play U2 material a fretted bass is what you want, I can't think of a single U2 song that has a fretless bass on it.
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Old 09-06-2006, 04:27 PM   #7
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Sell tha jaco, and get a precision. But DONT put frets on that bass. You will be stuck with it for life.
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:51 AM   #8
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You're going for a challenge, granted I've only been playing bass for about 9 months, but from what I've read, it's harder to play.

It would sound different for one. Though you could probably play a few Police songs, Sting played a fretless a few times.

I have been playing piano off and on for about 8 years but Mr. Clayton inspired me to learn all about the low end.
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