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Old 03-18-2013, 05:26 AM   #1
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4 string bass with 26 frets?

Does anyone know of a company that produces 4 string basses with 26 frets? I'm not talking about a ridiculously expensive cumstom made fancy instrument, but rather something around the price of 1000-2000 dollars.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:18 AM   #2
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Only production model I know is the Warwick Vampyre and that's about double your budget.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:12 AM   #3
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Wouldn't it be easier (and most likely cheaper) to just get a five-string, swap the nut and use the 5 highest strings in a 6-string set?

As Spaz said: The only bass I've seen with a 26 fret neck is the Vampyre. If you get a five-string and tune it to EADGC, you would only need 21 frets to get the same range.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:53 AM   #4
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The eadgc five string would be much more practical too.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:22 AM   #5
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The NT Thumb bass from Warwick is also a 26 fretter.

Edit: You'll definitely be able to find a used one in that price range.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:25 AM   #6
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Yeah, I've considered the 5 string with high c -option, but I really don't want more than 4 strings. I find it very inconvenient when I play slap bass. I can live with 24 frets haha.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:39 AM   #7
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Yeah, I've considered the 5 string with high c -option, but I really don't want more than 4 strings. I find it very inconvenient when I play slap bass. I can live with 24 frets haha.

If the string spacing is a problem there are 5 strings with 19mm string spacing, same as your usual 4 string.

The only 26 fret basses I can think of that haven't been mentioned are custom Zons with a 26 fret option, but that could be triple your price range or more. Tom Clement might make you a custom one for between 1 and 2 grand, so that might be a possibility.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:14 PM   #8
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Many made-to-order basses have a 26 fret option if you're looking to go that route. Much elss likely with factory models.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:02 PM   #9
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Why the hell do you want a bass with 26 frets? You do realise playing really high notes on the bass isn't going to make your penis any bigger, right?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:48 PM   #10
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #11
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The Warwick Dolphin Pro I has 26 frets, you could probably find a used one in your price range.

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Why the hell do you want a bass with 26 frets? You do realise playing really high notes on the bass isn't going to make your penis any bigger, right?

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:23 PM   #12
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High C and 26 frets, I mean that is just a little bit silly.
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