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Different frets for different tone/sound?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by indykrap, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. indykrap


    Nov 6, 2004
    I've always been curious about this, and recently I've seen a few people talking about old fender frets lending to that kind of "plunky" sound. Anyone want to shed some light on this?
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I tihnk with most frets its mainly the size that affects the sound. Smaller frets will lead to , i think, a more woody response because there is less inbetween the string and the fingerboard.

    Warwicks have bell brass frets, which IMO, makes the sound very very different than normal frets.