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Mandolin Frets

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rstellar13, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. rstellar13

    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda

    Sep 2, 2012
    Allentown, PA
    So why do some basses have Mandolin Frets, and why do players use them, players such as the amazing Carles Benavent?
    Please any links or info would be MUCH appreciated!
  2. bassman10096

    bassman10096 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    I love em. Less fret noise, smoother feel, easier to work left hand dynamics (not like fretless but somewhere at the distant end of same continuum). On the other hand, roundwounds wear them out quickly (I play flats on my little fretted basses).

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