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Question for you G&L owners

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MarshallNole, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. MarshallNole


    Dec 1, 2013
    Are the stainless steel frets worth the $400 upgrade?
  2. strost


    Oct 2, 2008
    Blacksburg, VA
    I have a used JB that I am pretty sure has SS frets (shinier than the other frets I've seen on G&Ls - but other than that, I don't notice a big difference). They are nice but if got a new one I would not do the $400.

    If you are playing 2 hours a day then it might be worth it since they last longer. Otherwise, no.
  3. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Stainless frets will also sound brighter. I've never owned a bass with stainless frets and I've never had to have one re-fretted. $400 is way too much. Look at what Carvin charges for stainless frets to get an idea of what it should cost. If a company is charging a BIG upcharge for something, it's usually b/c they really don't want to do it and the hefty price is to deter people from asking for it.