5 String Fret-less bass.

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Project by SirSeth posted 02-08-2013 02:03 AM 1256 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my first electric project. It’s a maple top, ebony fingerboard, Sperzel tuners, Bartollini pickups and though it looks fretted, it’s not. They are marker lines (I basically fretted the instrument then ground the frets down the their tang. It turned out very nicely.

The bass sounded great and I have since wished I had not sold it on ebay. Oh the things we do when we are young.

I should make another bass. I mean why not?

-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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#1 posted 02-08-2013 02:43 AM

Ohhh I know some people that would be awfully jealous of that one.

-- Ted

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#2 posted 02-08-2013 03:20 AM

That’s just sexy. Don’t care if that sounds weird to non-bass players.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 07:08 AM

You make another five string fret-less and I might know someone interested. Actually I KNOW I knnow someone interested, I don’t know if she’d have the cash to buy one or not

-- Ted

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 07:35 AM

Very nice. Again, wish I could try it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Chris Moellering

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#5 posted 02-08-2013 11:29 AM

Nice. I don’t think I’ve got the chops to play a fretless, but nice looking instrument!

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#6 posted 02-08-2013 11:51 AM

Chris, have you tried a fretless? They are not hard to play imo. And Brian, bass is the sexiest instrument, and pretty girls playing bass is hard to beat. (I just so happens that my wife plays bass, so I know first hand). ;)


-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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#7 posted 02-08-2013 12:52 PM

Sweet! Need more pics of this one…

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