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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...

    steve
     
  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.