Question for you G&L owners

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MarshallNole, Feb 7, 2014.


  1. MarshallNole

    MarshallNole Supporting Member

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    Are the stainless steel frets worth the $400 upgrade?
  2. strost

    strost

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    I have a used JB that I am pretty sure has SS frets (shinier than the other frets I've seen on G&Ls - but other than that, I don't notice a big difference). They are nice but if got a new one I would not do the $400.

    If you are playing 2 hours a day then it might be worth it since they last longer. Otherwise, no.
  3. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist Supporting Member

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    Stainless frets will also sound brighter. I've never owned a bass with stainless frets and I've never had to have one re-fretted. $400 is way too much. Look at what Carvin charges for stainless frets to get an idea of what it should cost. If a company is charging a BIG upcharge for something, it's usually b/c they really don't want to do it and the hefty price is to deter people from asking for it.

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