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Retro
Ahonui

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Posted - 06/27/2010 :  6:16:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Retro's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bit the bullet, bought the bass. Kala, that is. Played it for an hour at a SUPA jam today at Dusty Strings, went for the fretless model.
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noeau
Ha`aha`a

USA
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Posted - 06/28/2010 :  8:21:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awright how's da sound. You going bring um to da gig?

No'eau, eia au he mea pa'ani wale nō.
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Retro
Ahonui

USA
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Posted - 06/29/2010 :  1:38:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Retro's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by noeau

Awright how's da sound. You going bring um to da gig?

Sounds good - more like an acoustic bass; I'll bring um.
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Fran Guidry
Ha`aha`a

USA
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Posted - 06/30/2010 :  07:30:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit Fran Guidry's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Retro

Bit the bullet, bought the bass. Kala, that is. Played it for an hour at a SUPA jam today at Dusty Strings, went for the fretless model.



And chose the fretless because?? Intonation not good enough on the fretted?

Fran

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Retro
Ahonui

USA
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Posted - 06/30/2010 :  10:18:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Retro's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fran Guidry

And chose the fretless because?? Intonation not good enough on the fretted?
A big part of it was the "feel" of those strings. I had a chance to play a fretted one on a couple of tunes at a gig a few weeks ago, and was adjusting my playing to those (to me, unusual) strings. I found that I didn't like the way they felt against frets and wondered what the fretless one would feel like, and what that would do to my playing.

I had a fretless acoustic bass guitar when I first started seriously learning bass, but it was not a good "learning" instrument, so I've been playing fretted since. But there are certain techniques that I've been trying that work nicely on a fretless instrument, and I no longer had the one I used to own.

When the opportunity came up last weekend to try out a fretless U-Bass for an hour or so with our `ukulele ensemble, courtesy of the fine folks at Dusty Strings, I took it. It felt good, it sounded good, I wasn't having intonation issues (beyond my own limitations as a player, that is), so I decided to go for it then and there.
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noeau
Ha`aha`a

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Posted - 06/30/2010 :  1:27:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Aww man I was going buy um fo your B'day an den.

No'eau, eia au he mea pa'ani wale nō.
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