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I got GAS ... and it's getting worse !


EddiePlaysBass

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Damn you Lowdowners. Wouldn't even have known the term if it weren't for you :D Then again, I probably wouldn't be thinking about doing what I wanna do.

 

See, for some reason (must be the exams - I'm halfway there and they've gone well so far - or something) I've got it in my thick skull that I'm gonna go out and buy me a cheap fretless. God knows why, I can hardly play as it is :D

 

So I've settled on a Stagg BC300 FL-N (scroll down a bit). Quite cheap, but I know the brand (a friend of mine has an acoustic guitar of theirs and it plays rather well) plus this bass player I once met at a metalfest told me that her Stagg was a good buy for the money.

 

So, guess I'll be looking at past threads about starting to play fretless :)

"I'm a work in progress." Micky Barnes

 

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The Stagg's I've tried feel good, and I've had my hands on one of their fretless creations as well. Decent basses for very little cash.

 

On that note - if you're a stickler for fit and finish you may save a little more and look elsewhere. While neck pockets seem to be fine with the ones I've tried, I can't say the same for the pickup cutouts. I expect they've fixed that part of their machine in the last couple of years.

 

Good GAS to you!

- Matt W.
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Originally posted by Matt W:

On that note - if you're a stickler for fit and finish you may save a little more and look elsewhere.

Yeah ... I know what I'll be getting :) This would just be a trial fretless, to see if I actually like to play fretless etc. I will then proceed to sell the Stagg, buy a decent fretless and regret having sold the Stagg - for nostalgic reasons :D

 

Good GAS to you!
Thanks ! Guess I never really knew the true meaning of the word (well, acronym :D ) until now ... Hmmm, since I still have quite some time to go before I actually buy the fretless, I may just do as you suggested anyway : save up and buy something better right away.

 

Damn this GAS thing !!

"I'm a work in progress." Micky Barnes

 

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Hey - good for you! That Stagg looks quite nice too ;)

 

Just for interest's sake - check out this lined fretless bass as well: http://www.rondomusic.net/sjb62qmdfretless.html

 

I recently bought one, and he shipped from the US to me here in Australia no problem.

 

It's an outstanding bass for the money, I'm having fun with it.

 

Cheers,

 

Luke.

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This GAS thing is getting WORSE !!!! :freak:

 

I figured that a low priced beginners bass might actually not be that good an idea (given the dubious qualities of some of these instruments) so I got to thinking about a mid-priced one ...

 

And then I found this baby . This is the fretted version but it comes fretless as well.

 

Guess I'd better start saving up :D

"I'm a work in progress." Micky Barnes

 

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