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P-Bass Fret Size

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by djkool, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. djkool

    djkool Supporting Member

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    Looking for anyone who can tell me the original fret size on a 59-60 P-Bass. I had mine replaced 20+ years ago because I tore them up with round wound strings. The replacement frets are/were definitely narrower. Over the years the action has changed a lot, so I'm having a Luthier set the bass up again and he is suggesting new frets and offering two different sizes, both wider than what I have, but one is taller. I'm inclined to go with the shorter ones because I recall the originals being wide and squat.

    Any suggestions out there or original fret dimensions?
  2. B-string

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  3. djkool

    djkool Supporting Member

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    Thanks. Posted over there. Found some info that makes me doubt my memory. Supposedly, vintage Fenders used 6230 frets (tall and skinny). I did find a few references to vintage P-basses using "vintage" frets (6150's?).
  4. TN WOODMAN

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    My classic 50 s p uses tall and skinny and I love 'em.

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