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As some of you know, i'm looking for my first bass. But I have just realized a foregoing problem.

I have looked at a few guitars and notice a 34" neck is a common length. I also see that neck can fluctuate between having 20 and 24 frets, and I have just seen a Peavey Zodiac with 21 frets.

So my question is: If there's somebody with 24 frets spaced out along a 34" neck playing next to someone playing on 20 frets spaced out on a 34" neck, can they play the same thing from a music sheet or tab?

If this is vague, let me know and i'll try to explain my confused mind a bit better.
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#2
Yes. If intonated correctly, one fret always = 1 semi tone
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Yes. If intonated correctly, one fret always = 1 semi tone


What is a semi-tone?
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The 4 extra frets just extend further into the bass. The 1-20th frets on both basses would be spaced out the same.


Thank you. I figured maybe they were spaced out differently and at one point one person's tone on say the 12th fret on a 20 count would be different than a person's tone on the 12th fret of a 24 fret count.

How long can a neck get? As in a common, everyday series guitar, not a customized.
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basically the bass with 24 frets can hit higher notes than the one with 20

thats really it you can still play the same thing like

say you have a bass with 20 frets
your friend has a bass with 24 frets

open strings all the way to the 20th fret (your last fret) will be the same note
so yes you can play the same thing with the two different basses
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What is a semi-tone?

A semi-tone is just the next note higher or lower. For instance, a semi-tone higher than C would be C#. While a semi-tone lower than C would be Cb (or you could just call it B).
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basically the bass with 24 frets can hit higher notes than the one with 20

thats really it you can still play the same thing like

say you have a bass with 20 frets
your friend has a bass with 24 frets

open strings all the way to the 20th fret (your last fret) will be the same note
so yes you can play the same thing with the two different basses


Ohhhhhh, gotcha. I guess that ties in with what kickass was saying where those 4 frets just dive deeper into the body. and those are the same ones that give you the extra tones. I got it now.

Thanks for the help
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