OlaOlgadottir
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#1
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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#3
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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#5
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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OlaOlgadottir
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#6
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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#7
Quote by OlaOlgadottir
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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#8
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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#9
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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#11
The Warwick Dolphin Pro I has 26 frets, you could probably find a used one in your price range.

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#12
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High C and 26 frets, I mean that is just a little bit silly.

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