A fretless bass is a bass with a fingerboard without frets. The fretless fingerboard gives the instrument its characteristic sound, which can be similar to that of a double bass. He is often referred to as "woody", "growling" or "singing". This is caused by the fact that the string being picked does not have contact with the fret, as is the case with a conventional electric bass, but rests directly on the fingerboard. This is why real glissandos are also possible. A much more important criterion, however, is the possibility of differentiated tone formation, which is not available on an instrument with frets. Similar to the double bass, notes can be played with vibrato. The tone can be shaped, the depth of expression of the tones enriched.
Ibanez SR370EF-BBT 4-strings E-Bass Fretless Soundgear€419.00*
Fretless electric bassBody: mapleNeck: maple / rosewoodFingerboard: rosewoodNut width: 38 mmLength: 864 mm (34 ")Pickup: 2 PowerSpan Humbuckers3-band EQ1 volume and 1 balancing controllerPower Tap SwitchHardware: Cosmo BlackColor: Brown Burst
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IBANEZ Bass Workshop 5-Str Arctic Ocean Matte Fretless€1,229.00*
- 5-piece roasted maple/walnut neck with graphite reinforcement rodsThe roasted maple neck is heat treated to increase stability, durability, moisture resistance and tolerance to temperature changes. Graphite reinforcement rods provide massive sustain and excellent stability.- Richlite fingerboardRichlite, a sustainable material, offers a consistent density that is moisture resistant and dimensionally stable.- American basswood bodyThe American basswood body delivers a natural and flat tone.- Bartolini® BH2 pickupThe Bartolini® BH2 pickups offer a tight bottom end, punchy mids and a smooth response. The dual-coil configuration maximizes articulation and a long pole piece expands the magnetic field for balanced pickup response from string to string.- Vari-mid 3-band EQThe Vari-Mid 3-band EQ features a variable mid-frequency control that lets you dial in an incredibly wide range of tones.- Custom Ibanez headgearSturdy yet lightweight Ibanez custom headpieces allow strings to be easily set and loosened with an Allen key from the rear.- MR5HS bridgeThe MR5HS bridge is specially designed for EHB basses and has a wide intonation range. Each bridge piece is independent and securely attached to the body for maximum vibration transmission. The string saddles are adjustable for +/- 1.5mm of string spacing, meeting the individual string spacing needs of every bassist, regardless of playing style. Teflon washers are used on each tuner for a smooth tuning process.- EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on the treble potentiometer)The EQ bypass control offers precise tonal adjustments, including a switch to select passive-only operation. When EQ Bypass is enabled, the Treble tone control becomes the global tone control for the passive circuit.- Luminescent side dotsThe luminous side position markers make it easy for players to identify the fretboard position markers when performing on dark stages.- Schaller S-Locks belt securing pinsIndestructible Schaller S-Locks do not fail even under the toughest stage conditions.- Includes gig bagIt comes with an Ibanez gig bag, specially designed for and protecting this instrument.****Special features****- Ergonomic body designThe EHB's headless construction and specially designed body allows the player to maintain a similar playing position whether seated or standing.- Beveled back of the bodyThe top half of the back of the body is slanted, allowing the bass to sit a little closer to the player's body for better control and a more ergonomic feel.- Pleasantly rounded body edge, chambered bodyIts contoured, ergonomic design and chambered body make for a lightweight, well-balanced, and comfortable instrument that's great for long sets or practice sessions.- Round cut on the back of the bodyThere is additional carving on the back of the body behind the lower horn for easier access to the upper frets.- Removable finger rampA detachable finger ramp is included for convenient finger picking.SPECIFICATIONSCategory:Bass workshopCountry of manufacture: IndonesiaSeries: EHBNumber of Strings: 5Colour:Arctic Ocean MattBody Material: American BasswoodBody Finish: Satin PolyurethaneSolid hollow bodyTotal length (mm): 1019Body length (mm): 517Body width (mm): 312Body thickness (mm): 42Neck Material: Five-piece roasted maple/walnutScale (mm): 864Neck: EHB5Neck thickness 1st fret (mm): 19.5Neck thickness 12th fret (mm): 21.5Satin polyurethane with neck finishTruss rod: Graphite reinforcement rodsNeck-body transition: screwedSaddle: plasticNeck width saddle (mm): 45Neck width end (mm): 74Fretboard: RichliteFingerboard Radius (mm): 500Inlays: Neck side Luminescent side dot inlaysFretless: FretlessPickup bridge: Bartolini® BH2Neck pickup: Bartolini® BH2Active or Passive: ActiveEQ (Active): Vari-Mid 3-band EQCircuits: 1 volume, 1 balancer, bass, middle, treble, Vari-MidOther circuits: EQ bypass switch (passive sound control on the treble control)Bridge: MR5HSString Spacing (mm): 18Tuners: Ibanez Custom HeadpiecesSchaller buckle: S-Locks buckle pinsHardware color: BlackString gauges (high to low): .045/.065/.085/.105/.130Tuning (from high to low): 1G,2D,3A,4E,5BErgonomic body designBeveled body backComfortably rounded body edges, chambered bodyRecess on the back of the bodyRemovable finger rampCase or bag: Incl. gig bagRecommended he case: MRB350COther inclusive products: Allen key
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