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james on bass said:
Because the Bible told me to...

Psalms 37:8

"do not fret, it leads only to evil."


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That's why I quite playing altogether for a while, but then I figured a 'little' evil never killed anyone.:DevilGuitar:
 

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That's funny.

But seriously now.

Why do you play fretless? I bought a fretless a few years ago to get a specific sound for a specific song (there's a lot of sliding in it and I was tearing up my poor widdle fingers on my regular bass :sob:)

Got a fretless MIM Jazz, then traded that a year ago for a GORGEOUS Godin A4 fretless with the nylon wound strings. OMG what a bucketload of tone that badboy puts out.
 

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I find fretless to be faster, smoother, more expressive, and I like the tones I get with D'Addario Chromes. Currently using a Godin Freeway 5 (with low B) with the frets pulled and the board re-radiused, also has Hipshot tuners, ebony control knobs, flame maple capped body. I usually only switch to the fretted 5 string when/if I'm dog tired...or lazy.

Peace, Mooh.
 

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John..."Every picture tells a story, don't it." but maybe give us some words to fill in the blanks. How's it sound? Pickups? Active I assume. Thanks.

Peace, Mooh.
 

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John..."Every picture tells a story, don't it." but maybe give us some words to fill in the blanks. How's it sound? Pickups? Active I assume. Thanks.

Peace, Mooh.
how about... What is it?
 

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The famous squid headstock gives it away. It's a Ken Lawrence bass!!! Beautiful. I'm not too sure of the exact model, but a Brase I believe.
 

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yup, a Ken Lawrence brase2.
ash body , 3 piece maple neck
cocobolo top [it's much darker than the pics]with matching "squidstock"
katalox fingerboard [pronounced katalosh]
rmc piezo pu in the bridge and one single coil and katalox ramp
Ken's new 3 band with active passive switch , hum canceling switch
vol , blend , treb. mid, bass





 

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yup, a Ken Lawrence brase2.
ash body , 3 piece maple neck
cocobolo top [it's much darker than the pics]with matching "squidstock"
katalox fingerboard [pronounced katalosh]
rmc piezo pu in the bridge and one single coil and katalox ramp
Ken's new 3 band with active passive switch , hum canceling switch
vol , blend , treb. mid, bass





Now THAT is one serious instrument! :eek:
 

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Paul...Actually, intonation is just as important on fretless basses. A casual look at my five strings (fretted and fretless) show a difference of over 1/2" from lowest to highest string. If this is messed up, so will be finger placement. Fretless basses ought to have intonation set so that pitches line up as they would with frets...it makes notes easier to locate and fingering more accurate.

For what it's worth.

Peace, Mooh.
 

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Yup. Compensation by angling the bridge, and moving the crown in each nut slot.

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yup, a Ken Lawrence brase2.
ash body , 3 piece maple neck
cocobolo top [it's much darker than the pics]with matching "squidstock"
katalox fingerboard [pronounced katalosh]
rmc piezo pu in the bridge and one single coil and katalox ramp
Ken's new 3 band with active passive switch , hum canceling switch
vol , blend , treb. mid, bass





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Wow! Looks incredibly exotic. I've never seen one of these let alone played one, but I'm curious.. it APPEARS, just from the pic, that 1). it must be very heavy and 2). if you had it strapped on standing up and you let go with both hands, the headstock would immediately drop towards the floor.

Is it and does it? Just curious, I don't mean to dis in any way, it looks like an amazing instrument.
 
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