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Old 10-27-2011, 10:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Well no not sharp, but trebly. Opposed to the dampened sound of the strings you're touching.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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that is true, I use flatwounds on my fretless' to help keep a uniform tone.
There is a myriad of situations on fretless that you will need to overcome.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I've messed around with a fretless bass a few times as well as an upright bass. I did enjoy playing them but I personally couldn't see myself mastering it without frets. It made me realize that frets are my best friends. Admiration to those who play fretless guitar.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:40 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I've messed around with a fretless bass a few times as well as an upright bass. I did enjoy playing them butI personally couldn't see myself mastering it without frets. It made me realize that frets are my best friends. Admiration to those who play fretless guitar.
It would be the same way with me too Conan, I would have to master bass guitar with frets before I would feel like I was to accomplish anything musically with the fretless.

A fretless is very distinctive sounding in my opinion. I can usually pick a fretless out when listening to music, especially bass.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I didn't tackle fretless guitar (not bass which is easier) until a few years ago (I'm 50) but I wish I had the inkling to, it would have been over the top and a great add-on to my arsenal back in the day.

I actually picked it up in order to simulate Middle Eastern instruments and to play quarter tonally. But found playing blues on it was pretty out there and cool.
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
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i defretted one of my electric guitars to make it fretless. i found it difficult if not impossible to sound notes on the higher strings, but ive seen it done before. what strings would work best for a fretless guitar
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:55 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Beautiful collection SIRIUSB...I especially like the one on the right! What`s the model and maker?
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