Fret sizes - large vs. sm~~~

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by funkedupbass, May 29, 2005.

  1. I couldn't find too much to help me out but I'm wondering the effects of fret sizes; and more specific~~~y on a bass.
    The carvin I'm going to order tomorrow has standard fret size of .048 t~~~ x .103 wide. This is just a tad large for me, but I can deal essenti~~~y. The only size sm~~~er are the Dunlop low profile fretwire @ .036 t~~~ x .106 wide. This seems like a large decrease. I'm wondering what are the pro's and con's of large vs. sm~~~. And wether or not this would be a good choice for me.
  2. darkfish01


    Feb 11, 2005
    San Marcos, Tx
    What in the world...

    I don't even know where to start.
  3. could you be happy boy....wheeee!!!
  4. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    fixed. keyboard problems or what?
  5. need to reload the driver, but I'm lazy, maybe soon.....but last time I checked this thread was about fret sizes not my amazing skills at procrastination. :D
  6. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    It's pretty much a matter of personal preference. I don't think there is any widely accepted advantage to any particular size. Right now small frets seem to be the "in" thing. Even banjo and mandolin size frets are being used for bass. Small and flat is my personal preference.

    Check out this thread: