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Any fretless players?

Unread post by Struny » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:54 pm

Hi,
managed to get nice unlined neck last year and hoping to finish my project next month or so...
Any tips on technique, intonation, exercises etc. welcome (Y)
the "play it by ear" is really only half-option in my case :lol:
Thanks
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Unread post by Buzzard » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:05 pm

Very cool project ((i))

I have tried a fretless guitar and a fretless bass.

For me this task is too difficult, I played totally out of tune. :(

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Unread post by Saul » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:40 pm

Struny wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:54 pm
Hi,
managed to get nice unlined neck last year and hoping to finish my project next month or so...
Any tips on technique, intonation, exercises etc. welcome (Y)
the "play it by ear" is really only half-option in my case :lol:
Thanks
Good luck with that. I could never get on with a fretless bass although I do like them. I guess as with all things it comes down to practice and putting the work in. I never seem to have enough time :(
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Re: Any fretless players?

Unread post by Struny » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:40 am

Thanks, the usual no shortcuts and put in the time, could search youtube for "Play fretless like Jaco in 5 minutes" :lol:
Might wait till xmas then once my classical guitar duties are over...
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Unread post by balston11 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:28 pm

Someone once said, and I can't remember who wish I could "there are very few fretless guitars and even fewer guitarists who can play them" so good luck, I could never do it.
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Unread post by Struny » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:52 pm

Thanks for the support, I'll post couple photos once she's finished, which seems to be getting postponed every weekend now....
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Re: Any fretless players?

Unread post by Struny » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:48 pm

and here's my rusty :mrgreen:
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Unread post by Saul » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:03 pm

Looking great! Now...how's the playing coming along? ;)
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Re: Any fretless players?

Unread post by Struny » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:46 pm

Only finished today so will be sticking to basic "find right intonation" first.... and when no one's looking I'll do the crazy slides, pretending I'm a rock star :lol:
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Re: Any fretless players?

Unread post by Buzzard » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:59 pm

Struny wrote:
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and here's my rusty :mrgreen:
So clean looking, congrats. ((i))

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Re: Any fretless players?

Unread post by Buzzard » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:02 pm

Struny wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:46 pm
Only finished today so will be sticking to basic "find right intonation" first.... and when no one's looking I'll do the crazy slides, pretending I'm a rock star :lol:
For me, the joy and pleasure of playing exceeds my actual skills by far. :)

ROCK ON :D :wink:

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Re: Any fretless players?

Unread post by Struny » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:58 am

short test of the bass with no sliding, not sure about the mix as I only use headphones and also it's quite "happy rock"
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Re: Any fretless players?

Unread post by Buzzard » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:43 pm

Struny wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:58 am
short test of the bass with no sliding, not sure about the mix as I only use headphones and also it's quite "happy rock"
Hey, that sounds pretty good. ((i))
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Re: Any fretless players?

Unread post by Struny » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:34 pm

thank you all for the compliments. Intonation's proving to be a struggle but it's early days yet. Lined board would help a lot, but as I read somewhere, if you get lined fretless you're a wuss, if you get unlined you're an idiot :lol:
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