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how many frets?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by psychochook, Jul 23, 2002.

  1. psychochook


    Jul 23, 2002
    Hey, new to bass just wondering what type of bass i should get and how many frets on it, thanks
  2. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    Hello and welcome to the board.

    Basses usually have between 21 and 24 frets, sometimes more, sometimes less and sometimes none.

    There some general stuff here http://www.talkbass.com/forum/misc.php?s=&action=faq and its worth reading.

    My advice for a first bass is always Mim Fender Precision or Jazz. Go to your local shop and try both. Then shop around. If you can, try to buy one secondhand from a shop. These are good basses and hold their value well (especially if bought secondhand) so you can trade up or give up later with less wallet/purse damage.