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21 fret 24 fret???? eh?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jonnos, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. im a noob to bass and im just wondering.. what the difference is.. is it bad if i get a 21 than an 24 fret bass?
    am i limited to the music or sound i will produce?
  2. fatdawg


    Sep 7, 2004
    I am not sure that the number of frets matters as much as the scale length in terms of tone. And for that matter there are more factors than that to contribute to good tone. Is the 21 fret 34 or 35" scale, how about the 24 fret. What kind of music are you playing and at what level are you playing. If you are a newbie I doubt that you will find much need to travel 24 frets up the neck just yet. However that may change quickly. All must be considered, but choose based on what is comfortable to you. Not by what we say here. Your playin it not us.