Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bob Clayton, Oct 5, 2001.

  1. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    How many frets does everyone have on thier bass(es)? I have 20 on mine
  2. flipperwhite


    Jul 12, 2001
    two octive baby,all the way.
  3. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    I prefer 24. The 20 frets on my j-bass are just not enough.
  4. frets, we don't need no steekin' frets. 24 on one and none on the other.
  5. 21 on my Sadowsky Vintage 5

    24 on my Zon

    20 on my '72 Jazz

    24 on my Sadowsky 5 string fretless and Pushic 6 string fretted (both under construction)

    I prefer 24.

  6. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    I have 24 on all of mine but in reality thay could all be frettless from the 16th up, I dont do alot of playing up there and I have big fingers so it just gets too crowdwed.
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    21 on my Peavey Foundation
    None(20) on my unlined fretless Electra Westone
    24 on my Ibanez SR506
    20 on my Fender MIJ Geddy Lee Jazz
    22 on my Pedulla Rapture J2 5
    None(24) on my Zon Sonus Custom Fretless 5
    24 on my Peavey Cirrus Custom 6
  8. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    7 frets. :) All I need.
  9. 20 or 21. i dont really remember and im too tired to check. but blah
  10. mgood


    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    Frets? Yes.
    I have frets.

    I don't know how many there are because there are no dots on my fretboard.

    I seem to remember that there was supposed to be 24, but I never counted them. ;)
  11. 24 on most of my collection and I rarely make it past the 15th fret. Brings up a question. On a fretless I would play right on the pick up sometimes or atleast really close to it. Anyone ever seen a bass that was fretted for the first octave and fretless for the second? I may have to do that just for kicks. Those Jay Turser basses are perfect for such a wacked idea.
  12. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I have 22. I never really even use a lot of the upper frets, so anywhere from 21 and up is fine (well, not even 21 really, but you really don't see a lot of basses with less 21)
  13. mgood


    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    I played something where I actually needed the 23rd fret on the G-string, but I don't remember what it was.
  14. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I had a girlfriend who used to say: "You are so large that you look like a triple octave neck":D ...

    ....talking about my bass: 24 but I never use more than 22.
  15. I assume she meant you are tall. Otherwise I hope you are less than a 9 inch raduis. Anything bigger then that is do wide and flat. Imagine JT's Conkins
  16. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    25 on my Dp Custom
    25 Frets and 26,28 on E and B on my Cort Curbows.
  17. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    21 on one of me basses
    0 on the fretless, if it had frets itd have 20