Going Fretless

For several band rehearsals, I’ve been taking my fretless Squier Precision. None of my bandmates noticed, other than saying that I’ve brought a different bass along, although one did say that “someone had stolen the dots”, to which I replied “and the frets…”

It’s a lot easier to play than I’d thought. Experience with Rocksmith showed that intonation needed to be spot on, but with the band, it’s not as critical. It’s a very light bass too which helps. Standing for 2-3 hours with one of my heavier axes really doesn’t do my back any favours.

I’m back to playing the fretted Jazz or Jaguar now but may well go back to fretless before long. One day I shall treat myself to another unlined fretless to replace the Hohner B2AFL which was stolen many years ago.