A Conversation for Why Use a Fretless Bass Guitar?
furtim - Zaphodista Sympathiser Started conversation Apr 18, 2002
This thread comes off as being a bit biased towards fretted basses (Jaco could probably handle those "impossible" basslines on his fretless. There are techniques to get a little sharper sound on fretless, too; for example, plucking the string right next to the bridge -- Hell on your fingers at first, but it gets the job done.), but that's probably just because it was written by a bassist. If every regular joe has one opinion like he has one you-know-what, every bass-player has at least half a dozen. We're weird like that.
Good entry, though, and it's nice to see us low-enders getting the limelight for once!
Evil Zombie Strider Posted Apr 20, 2002
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