why do all the pictures of 50s fender p basses have larger than normal looking frets?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bon viesta, Dec 28, 2020.

  1. bon viesta

    bon viesta

    Dec 10, 2020
    i said in that old pat vegas thread i made towards the beginning of month that it looked like he had put jumbo frets on his bass, but i had considered it then, and now think it’s true currently, that maybe fender just put really big frets on their 50s p basses. go and look up “1951 fender precision bass” and looking past the reissues and copies, they always have these thick frets. i’ll provide several examples below. if anyone, somehow, has an actual 51 or similar slab style p bass hanging around why don’t you also take a look at your frets!
     

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