1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

how many frets does your bass have

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tbird99, Jul 22, 2012.


  1. less than 19

    1.6%
  2. 19

    1.3%
  3. 20

    25.1%
  4. 21

    15.7%
  5. 22

    13.5%
  6. 23

    0.6%
  7. 24

    36.7%
  8. more than 24

    5.6%
  1. tbird99

    tbird99

    Jun 29, 2012
    Dalton, Ga
    Less than 19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    More than 24
    IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE BASSES HOW MANY DO YOU PREFER
     
  2. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Which one? My Warwick has 24. I find myself missing those last few when I switch to my Fenders.
     
  3. Confucius say, shorr scale bass gooh fah man witt smaah hanns.
     
  4. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    My Squiers: 20
    My ESP: 21
    My Ibanez: 22
    My Rickenbacker: 0 :bassist:
     
  5. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    I think that "How many frets do you prefer?" would have been a more appropriate title for the poll. I prefer 24, but I have everything between 20 and 24-fret fingerboards (yes, even a 23-fret).
     
  6. PlungerModerno

    PlungerModerno

    Apr 12, 2012
    Ireland
    20 on my two basses. A fretted bass really only needs 1 - 5.
    Ok 7 for open string octaves if you insist!
     
  7. I have none with less than 20 or more than 24. Should I round them all up and come up with an average?
     
  8. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    um...off the top of my head, I don't know.

    I know I have two with 24 frets. I know all the rest have fewer than 24. I know one of them has exactly the same number of frets as a standard Fender Jazz or Precision (so that's what, 21? or 20?) and one of them has exactly one more fret than a standard Fender Jazz or Precision (so that'd be 22 maybe?) but I'll be damned if I ever counted

    ...or cared.
     
  9. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    All my basses have 24 fret. Less than that and I have a serious problem ... on a 6 strings it would be ok but on a 4 and 5 strings I have to have 24 fret.
     
  10. PlungerModerno

    PlungerModerno

    Apr 12, 2012
    Ireland
    How much of us regularly play above the 12th?

    I do when playing around but it's a bass dammit! :D
     
  11. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Yep. I know I've got between 20 and 24, my AVRI's are 20...my Modulus is 24. I think I've got 21 on the rest, but I really don't know.
     
  12. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Percentage of time? Not much compared to above the 12th, but I do travel, and I've got at least one song that ends a solo piece on an F# that doesn't sound nearly as good when I can only get to a D.
     
  13. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    I use the whole instrument ... limiting yourself the the first 5 frets limits creativity.
     
  14. klaus486

    klaus486

    Jun 27, 2009
    portland or
    sales geek Portland Music co.
    None.........
     
  15. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan.

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    Same
     
  16. raziel_orlando

    raziel_orlando

    Nov 22, 2010
    This is exactly what I thought .

    I love mi 24 fret six string. It is great to play from the low B to the high C .
     
  17. +1 Unless I wanna get fansssy :D
     
  18. Kramer Striker Fretless=0, Warwick RB Streamer 5er=24. So, average of 12 then:)
     
  19. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Lessee....

    Three of them don't have any frets, two have 20, three have 22.

    So?

    John
     
  20. Phendyr_Loon

    Phendyr_Loon

    Sep 4, 2010
    Yeah, this is what I thought.

    I have 20, but I really only NEED the first 5.
     

Share This Page