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Old 2004-03-23, 17:35
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Bass Fret Sizes

This might seem like a stupid question but i was just wondering why bass frets are larger than guitar frets?
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Old 2004-03-23, 18:08
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because the strings are thicker
Old 2004-03-24, 04:33
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Because EVERYTHING is bigger; neck, body, machine heads, strings...everything!
Old 2004-03-28, 16:28
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because it's a bass and not a guitar !!
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Old 2004-04-05, 16:26
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Actually if you go by the physics of it, the one and only reason for bigger fret differences is the string length. Now I'm going to blatantly state the obvious here, but maybe someone will learn something (or maybe someone will tell me I'm wrong and I'll learn something). Anyways there are three factor that create a note on a string instrument. The string length, the string thickness, and the string tension. Higher tension gives higher notes; thicker string gives lower notes; longer string (distance between bridge and nut) gives lower notes. To make lower notes a bass uses a longer neck, and the frets all have to be proportionnal with the string legth, ie 5th fret a quarter of the string length, 12 fret half, 24th fret three quarters etc. If the frets weren't how they are, they wouldn't give proper notes.
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Old 2004-04-06, 03:53
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well obviously

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