A Fender with a Zero Fret!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Indi86, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. whats different about it besides its quality?
  2. A zero fret makes open notes sound identical to fretted notes, instead of having them vibrate off plastic

    That was what you were asking, right?
  3. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Masterbuilt = huge pricetag
  4. yeah it was. when i saw it i thought iwas just another j bass but 5 times more expensive
  5. I don't like the tuning pegs, smaller than other Fenders. :(

    Other than that, it's probably built really well.
  6. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Limited run of 50.

    I like it!!! especially the color.

    Never played a zero fret bass, anyone share any thoughts on if it has a different feel or anything?
  7. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Never a big fan of CS basses, expecially a limited edition with a zero fret. I don't see why they don't try it on a more affordable model to test a more realistic market...
  8. It probably only cost three billion dollars guys, come on.
  9. instigata


    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    well, zero frets are very cool. and don't affect playability at all.

    a great idea.
  10. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    the ice blue color is hot. :cool:
  11. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    would a brass nut have the same effect as a zero fret?
  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Definitely not!

    My guess is that with a zero fret, the string can wiggle a little bit on the fret -- just as it does on any other fret -- whereas a nut holds the string firmly in place. So, the improved witness point of the nut accounts for the difference in tone with the fretted notes. Again, just a guess.
  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    To me, the tuners on this CS bass look like replicas of the Kluson tuners used on the original pre-CBS Fender basses. They're likely the same tuners used on the vintage reissue Fenders.