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24 fret 4 string bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by johnm0187, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. johnm0187

    johnm0187

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    Hey everyone,

    It's been awhile since I've been on these message boards. Either way, I've been looking into getting a new bass, and I would like it to be a 4 string with 24 frets which is not as easy to come by as I originially expected. In most stores I go to, there are none, so I have been thinking that I might have to go custom. Does anyone have any recommendations of basses that would fit this description? You can hear some of my music to get an idea of what I'll playing here: www.soundcloud.com/professor-john-2 I'm looking to spend around $1500 but my budget is not set in stone.

    Thank you for any input,

    Professor John
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  3. ShowLow

    ShowLow Don't want no treble. Supporting Member

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  4. shaft311

    shaft311 Supporting Member

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    Any Warwick with the exception of the new Streamer CV is going to have at least 24 frets.
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    3234718 Supporting Member

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    Carvin lb70
  6. lowfreqgeek

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  7. quiltkitty

    quiltkitty Supporting Member

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    Both my Ibanez SRs have 24 frets. I *think* most of the Ibbys do.
  8. inate_hex

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    musicman bongo - they rule! I have 2
  9. BassHappy

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    Brand new Fender Jazz Bass 24 here, but in flat black (satin) for $499:

    http://www.amazon.com/Fender-Electr...86713846&sr=8-1&keywords=fender jazz bass 24

    If you notice it is available from Alto Music. As of today, they still have seven others, some maybe in other colors.

    Their info is here if you want to go new and see if they have any naturals or other colors:

    http://altomusic.com/

    Best,

    BassHappy
    www.innertainment.net
  10. jamminology101

    jamminology101 Gold Supporting Member

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    Except for the 22 fret grooveline series...
  11. bassplayer75

    bassplayer75 Bassplayer75 Supporting Member

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  13. Maleikbassist

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    It'd be harder to get ahold of, but I played a Dan Armstrong Plexi-bass that had 24 frets. It was pretty sweet. It's cool too cause you can swap the pickups on it
  14. SturmUndDrang

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  15. Maxdusty

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    +1 on the Bongo after listening to your playing style.
  16. pudgychef

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    + many
  17. SturmUndDrang

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    The Gibsons are actually great for slap and look much sexier.
  18. gumbynotpokey

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    BINGO. Go to the Carvin website. Check out this model and also the area on Carvin bass features.

    Here's my fretless LB70P that they put in the catalog last summer:

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    and my fretted:

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    :D
  19. Mystic Michael

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    Carvin LB70
    Carvin Icon 4
    Carvin B24
    Carvin BB70

    MM
  20. johnm0187

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    Thanks for the input everyone! I have played a 5 string Bongo but have not played a 4, I'll have to go try one out, and I will also look into the Carvins and the 24 fret Jazz basses. I know the guitar center by me will have Bongos and Jazz basses, but is there any retail store that carries Carvins?

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