Dodgy rythym and thick strings here...

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BY smallface
#781586
foal30 wrote:
smallface wrote:I've put the covers on my P Basses from time to time as I think they do look great. I prefer to play without them on, but it's not too difficult to play fingerstyle with them on. Having said that, if I have them on I always make sure I have a screwdriver in my case just in case I'm taking them off! :-)


What's the story with the Fretless P? I'm curious


Bass arrived today. It plays very well but the neck is earmarked for my FrankenFender project. The neck is a 74 rosewood board Fender Precision neck. All stock apart from a brass nut. It's stamped with R.Bush on the heel. All in all, I'm happy :-)
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BY Kev77
#781749
My recent frettless project started with a 70-s factory Fretless neck too. There's a NZ site, music gift dot NZ , they bring in pretty decent bodies every now and then, worth keeping on eye on.
Music planet have speacials on pickups too
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BY smallface
#781754
Kev77 wrote:My recent frettless project started with a 70-s factory Fretless neck too. There's a NZ site, music gift dot NZ , they bring in pretty decent bodies every now and then, worth keeping on eye on.
Music planet have speacials on pickups too
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Now that is a thing of absolute beauty. Love it! :shock: :D
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BY Bg
#781755
Kev77 wrote:My recent frettless project started with a 70-s factory Fretless neck too. There's a NZ site, music gift dot NZ , they bring in pretty decent bodies every now and then, worth keeping on eye on.
Music planet have speacials on pickups too
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Thats a cracking body, that was a musicgift one? already finished?
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BY Kev77
#781762
Cheers ..Yeah, I think they're selling one just like it at the moment
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BY Vince
#782077
Not sure if I've posted this one, I too, have been getting into the fretless lately. Quite funny, my calluses are changing. I'm also using my fingers rather than a pick so it's been a bit of a learning curve. I like to think of it as, after a lifetime of motorboating (frets) I'm now learning to sail by wind and tide. It sure feels that way.

I can't do any of my solo stuff on it because the tone sounds too vague and chords are still a little too much of a crap shoot, but that just means I have to come up with stuff to do on the fretless as well.

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BY Kev77
#782089
That's tasty, how do you mic the toans?
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BY Vince
#782119
Kev77 wrote:That's tasty, how do you mic the toans?


Oh, it has the usual piezo pickup. A very hot one, unfortunately, so it used to be more feedback than toans. And you can't really get a Feedback Buster for F holes, I think there's one guy making them but you have to send him a lot of info and I'm crap at measuring things. ("what could possibly go wrong?")

Anyway, Tod sold me a powered PA speaker after trying out all the amps in the shop and it sounds very reasonable now.

There's a notch knob as well, and with the presence and the bass/mid/treble stuff, it's pretty flexible.
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BY AiRdAd
#783840
kwhelan wrote:
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cleaned up my old cash converters cheapie, new 3ply pick guard was white on black and looked funny, ashtray and a thumb rest


that does look smart!!!
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