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If you're in the market for a fretless bass, you've come to the right place. Here on Reverb, shop one of the largest selections, anywhere in the world, of new, used, and vintage fretless bass guitars.

Why Choose a Fretless Bass?

The classic ancestor to the bass guitar, the upright double-bass is known for its deep, rich, and smooth note articulations. Part of the reason it's able to get such smooth note articulation is due to its totally fretless neck, which allows players to glide from note to note without having to worry about the metal frets that would get in the way on a bass guitar's neck.

However, a lot of players aren't able to play, gig with, or travel as comfortably with a big, double-bass, even though they're after that smooth sound. If that sounds like you, you might want to consider a fretless bass guitar. While still remaining portable (and often affordable) as well as easily playable, fretless bass guitars give players that smooth articulation and not blending of an upright.

Of course, while playing a fretless bass can certainly lend a special melodicism and dynamic to your music, players must also be more aware and deliberate in their finger positioning. If you're coming from an upright bass-playing background, you're already familiar with fretless necks. But if you're usually a fretted bass guitar player, you'll have to get comfortable without those guidelines—like taking bumpers down at the bowling alley.

Popular Fretless Bass Guitar Brands on Reverb

Looking for a new, used, or vintage fretless bass, but not sure which one you want or where to start? Try guiding your search by checking out the selections from top brands on Reverb, like Ibanez, Fender, Dean, kala, and more.

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