crooked fretting?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by TheJetsFan4Eva, May 17, 2012.

  1. TheJetsFan4Eva


    Apr 4, 2012
    is it bad to fret at an angle rather than straight? will it cause any harm to my technique?
  2. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    No! Some come angled as standard.

  3. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Honestly if your bass has one fret crooked in relation to the others (the others being parallel -- that gorgeous Dingwall notwithstanding :D), then you need a new neck on your bass. You can work around it, sure, but I know it would bug the heck out of me.
  4. OnederTone

    OnederTone Aguilar Everywhere Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Thornton, CO
    I think OP may be talking about his hand position rather than a actual crooked fret.

    OP, could you post a pic of what you mean, or should I assume you mean it looks like this:

  5. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    Of course! The Dingwall is the answer to his question. Fretting under an angle ain't bad.
  6. As far as I know fingers supposed to touch fretboard at some angle as this position allows you to reach a bit further....It would be nice if you would explain exactly what do you mean though...
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