A Conversation for Why Use a Fretless Bass Guitar?

Jazz advantage

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One additional advantage the electric fretless has over the electric fretted bass is the ability to sound remarkably more like an upright bass, without the need to transport a 7 foot piece of wood. The classic walking bass lines of jazz standards, in, say, a trio or quartet, have a characteristic intonation that, while not A440 accurate, give life to lines that reach up the fretboard, a melodic strain of sorts. Between tone and tuning, a jazz player could be equally comfortable with a fretless electric bass or an upright.

Jazz advantage

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Evil Zombie Strider

here here! Good point indeed!

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