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Best fret type for slapping and soloing

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Silverstar, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. Hi folks!

    I think it's time to refret my 7-string so I got a question concerning this:

    What is the best fret height concerning soloing and most important to me slapping ?

    Thanks for any input
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Wide and low jumbos seems to be the standard for slap/tap instruments. I myself preffer them thinner and higher, guitar frets actually.

    18% hard nickel/silver frets are the best compromise to make both your string and fret life longer. Avoid stainless steel frets that tend to kill your strings very fast.
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Your bass cost you $500. You could probably just buy another for not much more than a complete refretting would cost.

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