Step up, fretless guys.

Step up, fretless guys.

Postby kennans » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:00 pm

I'm a little worried about the lack of traffic in my little fifedom, here. Tell me the truth; do we have enough fretless players to sustain this? Do I need to personally sell more of you my personal fretless basses to get you to write? What do you want out of this? Check in, sound off, drop by for a coffee.
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Postby spideyjg » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:17 pm

Training check.

OK is this a mad idea to check my ears? The Strobostomp tuner will display any note on the board. Is it a good or bad idea to use that to check myself when practicing on the blank plank?

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Postby no4mk1 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:26 pm

I'm just a duffer, but I concentrate on my relative pitch. I practice playing double stops and try to burn the sound into my head so that I can quickly tell if I'm a little out. People with perfect pitch probably get annoyed with my playing, but I'm getting better.

Practicing with a tuner would just be too much for my monkey brain to handle. [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif]

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P.S. Kennens... I just posted a new discussion about our fave fretless players so check it out...
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Postby ~lightwaveryder~ » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:40 pm

i love the fretless bass.

i am having a bass custom built, it is to be fretless.
i also dislike fret 'lines' i prefer a clean black slate , i dont
even like dots on the board. becuase ill be playing in
strange lighting conditions, i was thinking of asking the luthier
to put les paul style bar inlays between the frets. all the better
for fretless playing in low light /strobe lights.


there aren't too many hardcore/metal guys who like fretless,
but for the first 2 years or so i was in my band, i used a modded
(ripped out) japanese fender j copy. loved it.


I HATE THE CLACKITY CLACKITY CLACK of a fretted bass.








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Postby Trane Francks » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:54 pm

Kennan, I know which of your basses I want. ;)

I would hate to see the forum disappear. Every bass-related board needs one.
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Postby no4mk1 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:09 am

Trane Francks wrote:I would hate to see the forum disappear. Every bass-related board needs one.


Ditto.

Cheers,
Chris

P.S. Maybe we should pimp it in the more active forums... [smilie=fun_84.gif]
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Postby kennans » Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:48 am

The tuner will just become a crutch! Concentrate on the sound, and the feel of being in tune. Close your eyes, and use a lot of open strings.

And Trane, you can't have it!
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Postby Trane Francks » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:31 am

ROTFL! Fine, biotch. Be that way. :-b
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Postby ghiadub » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:18 am

I am hoping to get a fretless graphite neck soon.

Kennan, how did you like yours? Prefer wood?

Also, Kennan, what is your setup for that nice growly sound clip on your website? (Bass/Amp/cab/fx)
I freaking love that!
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Re: Step up, fretless guys.

Postby Chucko » Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:13 pm

kennans wrote:Do I need to personally sell more of you my personal fretless basses to get you to write?


Uh, well, that would be a good start... [smilie=icon_mrgreen.gif]

I really need to dust off my Carvin B5F and get back into the slippery side of playing.
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Postby kennans » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:45 am

ghiadub wrote:I am hoping to get a fretless graphite neck soon.

Kennan, how did you like yours? Prefer wood?

Also, Kennan, what is your setup for that nice growly sound clip on your website? (Bass/Amp/cab/fx)
I freaking love that!


THat recording was my little Edirol recorder placed in front of my "workbench" amp - a small Hartke head and a small ported 1x12 Sonic cab. The tone is pretty much all Squire Modified Vintage Fretless Jazz. Snarly, isn't it?

I've had a couple of Moses graphite necks, and been disappointed with a lack of character, if that makes any sense. They didn't seem very touch-responsive to me.

Surprisingly, I really like the Ebonol fingerboard on the Squire.
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Postby jfh4242 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:20 am

Hi Kennans,

I hope you do not do away with the forum! There are not a lot of ressources for fretless players on the net!

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Postby brunelli » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:16 am

No need to sell me more of anything, kennan. Where there are clanking frets, I will step in and show an alternative....

Better to have quality traffic over quantity traffic anyhow.

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Postby harleyyy » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:28 am

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Postby kennans » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:08 am

Now the gang's all here!
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