zero fret

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by floydbass, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. what is a zero fret on a bass, can somebody explain and post pics
  2. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Its a fret in the "zero" position, i.e. when playing an open string its resting on a fret. If you want to see them you can find a pic of an MTD...
  3. do you actually have to fret the note or is it always there

    EDIT: whats the use of that ( looked it up)
  4. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Some people say it makes open notes sound more like their fretted cousins. I personally don't think it's that big of a deal, but to others it might be.
  5. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    that and you don't have to spend the time to cut a nut to depth...

  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    My Steinbergers have zero nuts. It's nice not having to fit a nut when I radically change types of string.