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Mixing frets

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by lilvampboyx, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. lilvampboyx


    Sep 1, 2005
    Is it advisable and workable to use two types of frets on a bass... as long the frets are level could I Possibly use jumbo frets from fret 12 on? the rest of the neck has small\medium frets and it feels great but i have a little buzzing and uneven frets from the 12th fret on and i would like to help the slaping tone...so does anyone think that would be a wise Decision
  2. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    I've heard of some guitars being fretted up to the 14th fret with jumbo wire and then from the 15th fret on with equally high, but narrower fretwire.

    If the frets are the same height then there's no reason that you couldn't use two sizes of fretwire on a bass. I don't know that it's going to help the slapping tone though.
  3. It can be done and works quite well for some playing styles. I prefer to have everything the same size but thats just me