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Re: Any fretless players?

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I have never played a fretless bass but I am pretty sure I could soon get the hang of it. I don't need to look at the fretboard when playing the guitar so I don't think it would take long to adjust to not having frets. Would definitely like to give it a try (Y)


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I really love the flexible sound of fretless instruments!

It can be well worth trying to pick up the skill!

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Re: Any fretless players?

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I agree entirely . . . .

If I use Bass in my compositions, it is invariably fretless. I love that rubber-band feel it has . . . .

The fretless can do those swoops and seamless glissandos that you just can't do with frets . . . .

I guess you really need to be "at home" around the neck to get accurate enough for "bread and butter" fretless playing?

Stanley Clarke is a fine exponent - also of course on upright Bass (Bull Fiddle) . . . as was Jack Bruce . . . .

It CAN obviously be learned - as Orchestral Strings are proof of this . . . (not a fret in sight) :lol:

An interesting halfway-house is the Viol . . . . These are "part-fretted" and have a very distinct sound as a result . . .

Also, they have 6 strings . . .



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