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- Romeo - 10-12-2005 01:30 PM
I mean like how does the person playing know what fret they are on?
- BusStopRatBag - 10-12-2005 01:33 PM
i have a fretless... Its hard to know exactly what note you're playing. Takes practace.
- Alternate Gilmour - 10-12-2005 03:26 PM
How does a blind person know how to play?
I have a friend that went fretless and practiced by blindfolding himself.
- pinkfloydfan1 - 10-12-2005 04:19 PM
stop bragging dude that guys asking simple a simple question and the answer is practise
- Alternate Gilmour - 10-12-2005 06:49 PM
Quite often your poor choice of words is illuminating.
- GRAPHITE_BLIMPS - 10-12-2005 06:51 PM
quite often your negative attitude boards members on this board is fustrating
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- Alternate Gilmour - 10-12-2005 06:59 PM
GRAPHITE_BLIMPS Wrote:quite often your negative attitude boards members on this board is fustratingThat's easy for you to say.
- GRAPHITE_BLIMPS - 10-12-2005 07:01 PM
look, i dont want to start another fight between us, lets just ignore the post and stay away from each other
- Alternate Gilmour - 10-12-2005 07:06 PM
Yes, please don't start.
- Romeo - 10-12-2005 07:19 PM
Alternate Gilmour don't you have anything better to do then argue on a messageboard on the interweb.
- Spike - 10-12-2005 10:30 PM
- pantera1221 - 10-13-2005 07:55 AM
poor romeo...he asked such a simple question lol
n e way like they said, it takes a lot of practice....
and it sound cleaner from what i heard..
- atrox321 - 10-13-2005 09:18 AM
I own a fretless bass. There are side markers on it and some even have fake frets printed on the neck to help. It's not too hard after a while. Just takes some practice to get precise.
- Neil Peart Rawks My Socks - 10-13-2005 03:22 PM
How does a fretless sound different from a regular bass?
- atrox321 - 10-13-2005 03:25 PM
Neil Peart Rawks My Socks Wrote:How does a fretless sound different from a regular bass?Well for one, you don't get the brightness added from frets. So slappy funk doesn't do really well on a fretless. Also, you can do smooth slides with no jump from note to note (ala "Hey You").
Fretless is typically used for Jazz due to their smooth mid/low end tone.
- psychedelicsyd - 10-13-2005 03:40 PM
i disagree. fretless bass is a draging lively sound. done on 'hey you' to empathise the song, it carries the chords of a rhythm guitar to a height of musical sounds.
best fretless bass player is heaven 17's martyn ware. insured his thumbs for a million quid. its easy to play fretless if you are a long term bass player.
what some posters are speaking about is slap bass, where the player slaps the string with his thumb. its a brilliant way to play the bass. martyn ware thought me how to before i moved to rhythm guitar.
used extensively during the delicate sound of thunder tour by tim renwick (correct me if im wrong), it enhances a song to jazz - funk. 'money' is a classic example.
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- Romeo - 10-13-2005 03:41 PM
Yeah I know it was played on Hey You.
David Gilmour Actually played that part though as Roger can't play fretless according to a Dave Interview I have on CD
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- atrox321 - 10-13-2005 03:51 PM
psychedelicsyd Wrote:i disagree. fretless bass is a draging lively sound. done on 'hey you' to empathise the song, it carries the chords of a rhythm guitar to a height of musical sounds.Guy Pratt was the bass player. Tim played guitar.
I guess I don't see what you disagree with. We said the same thing in different words sorta.
Money is a fretless on the Live CDs when Guy plays it. actually, i think he plays fretless on the whole set. You can get a nice bright sound on one no problem. Just use the rear pickup and set your EQ. All i was saying is that it is great for Jazz because you can get a nice darker tone out of one.
- pinkfloydfan1 - 10-14-2005 04:17 PM
atrox321 Wrote:i agreepsychedelicsyd Wrote:i disagree. fretless bass is a draging lively sound. done on 'hey you' to empathise the song, it carries the chords of a rhythm guitar to a height of musical sounds.Guy Pratt was the bass player. Tim played guitar.
and it was guy pratt