Here's a cool Marleaux Consat Fretless Edition 5, in this case with fretlines over the beautiful Macassar ebony fingerboard.

Marleaux fretted basses are excellent instruments, but their fretless are simply the best, period. Of course they are biult with great cere and attention, using only the best tonewoods available and twin Bartolini pickups, but I was intrigued to learn why they still sounded better than similar basses. Further inspection revealed a clever system to join the neck in a way that no sustain is lost and all the vibrations transmition is kept intact (see ASF picture bellow). Some special routing at the end of the neck seems to further increase the fretless' trademark growl and "mwah".

This bass has a mahogany body and flamed pearwood top. The three piece maple neck sports an impressive Macassar ebony plain fingerboard with some striking red lines.

Marleaux's own 3 band active/passive circuit allows you to musically boost or cut specific well chosen frequencies (40Hz, 500Hz, 8kHz). You can boost the Highs full up and get 0 noise, which is just amazing...and musical (great to get the string "noise" a la Michael Manring).

In this case, we asked Gerald Marleaux to install a Passive Tone control, and we must say it was a good idea, as it allows you to "tame down the beast" and get some classic vintage sounds.

To sum up: you've got to hear this bass if you want to know how a fretless bass should sound. Sweet deep tones, strong attack and jumping armonics, mouth watering double's all here. What are you waiting for?

This bass is a used bass in excellent condition. Just a few dings here and there. It is currently tuned EADGC but we can tune it BEADG if you so prefer.

Marleaux Consat Fretless Edition 5

Body: Dibetou
Top: Flamed pearwood
Neck: 3 piece hardrock maple
Fingerboard: Ebony
Construction: Bolt On (special system)
Frets: 24 (freltess)
Pickups: Bartolini Soapbar
Electronics: Marleaux Active-Passive
Controls: Volume, Balance, 3 band EQ
Weight: 3.6kg
Neck width at nut (mm): 46
String spacing at the bridge (mm): 18
Scale (inches): 34
More: Gigbag included
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Marleaux Consat Fretless Edition 5