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Fender Fret Size!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by davidchampoux, Nov 26, 2012.


  1. davidchampoux

    davidchampoux Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Quebec, Canada
    Am I the only one prefering the vintage fret size to the newer medium jumbo that comes all over their basses now?
     
  2. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I like it better.
     
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  4. cfsporn

    cfsporn Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    If I have to have frets, I like them as small as I can have them.
     
  5. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    What years specifically? I was going to post about Fender fret sizing yesterday but never got around to it. I noticed that my '06 P bass has the jumbo frets but my '12 P bass has more narrow frets. Sometimes I like the small frets, other times I like 'em big round and juicy.
     
  6. davidchampoux

    davidchampoux Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Quebec, Canada
    Different from 2006 to 2012?

    I just ordered a 2012 MIA std PBass (in Jade pearl!) and I'm a bit wondering if the jumbo frets will make it for me... I've always prefered the smaller frets of my CS PBass 55, or AM vintage 62 jazz, etc... I think they're all the same.

    Now, I have these medium jumbo on my PBass Pro 2012, and I'm not in love with those... Hope I'll prefer the feeling on the AM std...
     
  7. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Let me check my necks when I get home tonight to rule out any turkey induced delusions.
     
  8. I want to eventually refret all 3 of my basses with Banjo-sized wired.
    Small wire allows me to have lower perceived action. :)
     
  9. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

    Nov 30, 2005
    Denver
    I'm right there with ya, Dude. I love vintage style frets
     
  10. boynamedsuse

    boynamedsuse Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    I prefer vintage frets as well.
     
  11. cfsporn

    cfsporn Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    And more precise intonation.
     
  12. Darren Low

    Darren Low

    Sep 28, 2012
    Australia
    I prefer the vintage ones too.
     



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