high fret tone & intonation

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by paintandsk8, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    I was wondering what basses are good for tone and intonation when playing above the twelfth fret. I know alot of this has to do with set up but it also comes down to scale, accuracy of frets, size of frets and so forth. So what basses can i really wail on above the staff.
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I never encountered a bass with incorrect frets, so given proper intonation setup you're sound and safe.

    You can check out basses with the Buzz Feiten tuning system, e.g. Washburn basses. Their patented "intonation compensation" claims better results than standard fretting.
  3. Any bass should do the job if it's set up properly. Check out the setup forum here, and you'll find most all the info you'll need. If you're not confident of doing it yourself, get a luthier to set your bass up for you. It'll be the best $$$ you ever spent.