Don't say 3 frets! I am soon to get a new bass with 21 frets, as opposed to my existing bass with 24. My previous bass was 22 frets. I really haven't cared to this point how many frets were on the neck as long as I could play it comfortably. I am wondering though if having just 21 frets is a major drawback to many players. I am not one to play all the way up there, and if I were to covet the high notes, I'd get a six. Just asking since I've never seen a discussion of this topic. Of course, I could be wrong.