Comments on: Moving to Fretless from Fretted http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/ The Blog for Bass Players - Covering all the basses! Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:03:27 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 By: andrew gibson http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-97318 Sat, 05 May 2012 11:19:31 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-97318 picked up a 1972 Fender fretless P bass from a pawn shop in 1982 . what a different beastie it is . since then fretted jazz friends have arrived . both are wonderful . fretless is unlimited , one has to be `spot on` as is said but the you get the goosey loosey swing sound of a double bass . Cheers andrew

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By: MrRamon http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-8842 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 15:34:26 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-8842 Pino Palladino (along with “compadres” Simon Phillips and Philippe Saisse) is again giving away a free track to his fans : GetJuke

With “Allegretto”, their rendition of Beethoven 7th Symphony 2nd Movement almost sounds like a hit-song.

Enjoy!

Phillips . Saisse . Palladino on Facebook

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By: Benjamin http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-8652 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 17:27:41 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-8652 Thank you MrRamon, cool stuff!

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By: MrRamon http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-8251 Mon, 07 Sep 2009 21:23:45 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-8251 Pino Palladino’s New Project

Bassist, Pino Palladino is now part of a super (fusion) group : Simon Phillips . Pino Palladino . Pino Palladino . PSP.

You can hear and download (for free) latest PSP’s opus : GetJuke

AND

You can follow PSP’s action on Facebook

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By: Benjamin http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-7464 Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:46:18 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-7464 @Laurie – send pics :)

@Mike – tricky question. People do manage it, and there are upright players, who obviously never get to play with rails :).

Personally, I think it’s easier to start with frets and then move to fretless, but I’m prepared to be shouted down!

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By: Laurie http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-7461 Mon, 10 Aug 2009 12:32:34 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-7461 Hi, My update to my mentioned little project.
All done and dusted, with the finnished Acoustic Bass, sounding brilliant, double bass’y sound, for me……I love it.
Brought a little “Stag” Bass amp, with the sound from that, it gives me another dimention.

All the best, Laurie.

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By: Mike http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-7454 Mon, 10 Aug 2009 00:36:47 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-7454 Was just curious about what you all thought about learning to play bass on a fretless? Is it possible in the sense that it wouldn’t be so incredibly difficult as to make one give up in total frustration? Are there any advantages to learning to play on a fretless? Thanks for your feedback….Mike

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By: Laurie http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-5894 Tue, 02 Jun 2009 23:20:51 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-5894 Hi, Nice to hear from you, It’s HARD but enjoyable, and looking for a nice Fretless Bass Sound, from my project at the present time.
“Fretted to Fretless” Short Scale to Long Scale.
it’s Great to be a bit creative with my Electro Acoustic Bass.
and see/hear what evolve’s from within.
All the best, Laurie.

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By: Laurie http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-5893 Tue, 02 Jun 2009 23:18:34 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-5893 Hi, Nice to hear from you, It’s HARD but enjoyable, and looking for a nice Fretted Bass Sound, from my project at the present time.
“Fretted to Fretless” Short Scale to Long Scale.
it’s Great to be a bit creative with my Electro Acoustic Bass.
and see/hear what evolve’s from within.
All the best, Laurie.

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By: Benjamin http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-5851 Mon, 01 Jun 2009 15:55:35 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-5851 Hi Laurie – that sounds like a serious conversion! Hope you can share pics along the way.

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By: Laurie http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-5825 Sun, 31 May 2009 17:18:00 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-5825 Hi, Just to say I have found your video interesting.
I am going to covert my Fretted short scale bass, to a Long scale Fretless one, Looking foreward to the finished Project.

Cheers for now, Laurie.

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By: Primus Interpares http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-4027 Mon, 20 Apr 2009 13:01:42 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-4027 Funny that you don’t see this psychological hurdle to move to fretless bas with people who start to play double-bass, cello or violin.

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By: Bass http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-3767 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 00:24:12 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-3767 Hmmm, it could be me but, I have never liked fretless basses, don’t know why. I like to stick to my trusty fretted bass. :)

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By: Benjamin http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-3482 Tue, 07 Apr 2009 22:53:53 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-3482 Don’t be afraid :) – it’s easier than it looks. You could always stick to playing open strings ;)

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By: cheapbassguitars http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-3455 Tue, 07 Apr 2009 09:33:19 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-3455 Fretless… It’s a world I don’t dare enter.
I think I’ll stick to fretted :)

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By: Benjamin http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-3255 Mon, 30 Mar 2009 08:44:05 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-3255 Good point on the effected on fretted playing. I enjoy it even more now!

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By: Tucson Bass Player http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/03/moving-to-fretless-from-fretted/comment-page-1/#comment-3244 Sun, 29 Mar 2009 17:25:00 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=486#comment-3244 Great post!

The sliding up to the note was the biggest mistake I made when starting. It takes a lot of conviction at first to just pound right on the “spot”. I will say it made me a better fretted player, it was obvious I had become lazy about made finger placement. Not a surprise having spent so much time in singing in cover bands and never looking at the neck. Close was good enough on a fretted bass while singing!

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