#1
I read on wiki, the site that totally, always, gives 100% true information, that a "zero fret" would make it easier to switch up string guages without worrying about nut slot widths.

Is this true?
How difficult is it to install one?
What would I have to mod on my bass to fit one on?
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#2
lol good one.
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#3
Yeah its true.

It'll be pretty hard to do to a bass which doesnt have one as you effectively place the nut further back and put a fret where the nut used to be.

And yeah you would have to modit.

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#4
Thank you.
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#5
you would need a new fretboard if it's an Ibanez style nut or wood filler if it's Fender style.

it really isn't worth it either way.
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#7
I thought it was because I want to be able to switch strings for [BEADG] to [EADGC] without worrying about the nut and my strings rattling.

I'll keep looking for a solution.
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#8
Quote by Table Salt
I thought it was because I want to be able to switch strings for [BEADG] to [EADGC] without worrying about the nut and my strings rattling.

I'll keep looking for a solution.

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#10
An inexpensive solution D:

I couldn't get comfortable enough with any 6-string necks when I was hunting, maybe in the future.
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#11
don't Micheal Manrings detuners drop that far? if you just drop one on every string...

wait, nevermind, as fun as that could be, I think you'd need to mod them yourself, and that'd border on 600 bucks no doubt.
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#12
^ probably be just as expensive.
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#13
I think using a zero fret to switch between gauges that wildly will be more hassle than it's worth- you'd still need to do truss rod adjustments and work the intonation, and to do that properly takes a couple of days, especially since the tension is being changed that much.
#14
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don't Micheal Manrings detuners drop that far? if you just drop one on every string...

Haha I don't think they go that far! Doesn't he use normal hipshot ones? i'm pretty confident i couldn't get mine that low.
#15
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Haha I don't think they go that far! Doesn't he use normal hipshot ones? i'm pretty confident i couldn't get mine that low.

he said they could. I think.
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#16
Really? I'd like to see that... I might give it a go on mine some time, see how far i can get it.
#17
hmmm. that would be great modding.
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#18
What exactly is a zero fret?
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#19
Quote by FenderAmpeg93
What exactly is a zero fret?

a fret where your nut is.

it kinda throws off the feel IMO. but, it makes your nut sound fretted.
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#20
Quote by Table Salt
I thought it was because I want to be able to switch strings for [BEADG] to [EADGC] without worrying about the nut and my strings rattling.

I'll keep looking for a solution.


A guitar tech/luthier I talked to the other day whos working on my bass, said that you could restring from BEADG to EADGC without a problem, because the string rests in the lowest cavity, so buzz won't be a problem.
#21
Just buy a Status!

That Ibanez above looks the dog's danglies.
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