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#1
Can you answer a question for me, what has more frets, a 24 4 string fret bass or a 22 fret 6 string guitar?

So far this seems to have split all bassists and guitarists i know. bassists say they have more, guitarists say they do.
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#2
Do you both have some kind of mental deficiency or something? 24 is a bigger number than 22.
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#4
HAH. That couldn't have come out better if I tried.
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Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
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EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#5
Are you sure you know what a fret is?
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#6
a 24 fret bass has more frets than a 22 fret guitar

however a 22 fret guitar has a wider range if thats what you're asking it goes from E1 to D5 which is almost 4 octaves. A 24 fret 4 string bass goes from E0 to G3 which is just over 3 octaves
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#7
wat O_o

Obviously a 24 fret has more frets than a 22 fret / obviously a six string has more notes than a 4 string.
#8
24 fret bass has more frets, obviously.
unless you mean which covers more octaves (has more notes) in which case its the guitar and the number of frets doesnt matter.
#9
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wat O_o

Obviously a 24 fret has more frets than a 22 fret / obviously a six string has more notes than a 4 string.


yea, thats what i was trying to say.
#10
But the guitar has more fret covering the high B and E, to create the higher notes.
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#11
each not created on the fretboard has a fret.
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#12
Quote by ProphetToJables
each not created on the fretboard has a fret.

Er, methinks not. First fret on the E string & first fret on the A string may be different notes, but first fret is first fret.
#13
Quote by ProphetToJables
each not created on the fretboard has a fret.

See, this is where you're going wrong. A fret is one piece of fretwire. It doesn't split between the strings.
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#14
So if you split the wire into 6 peices for a guitar, it would then still be one fret? You havent changed anything going on beneath the strings, and technique wise, everythings the same.
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Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#15
The wire isn't split. It's one piece. It stays the same whatever string you're on.
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Squier Precision Bass TB
#16
*walks into thread*

O_O

*walks out of thread*

Okay, seriously. A fret is a fret. A note is a note. Stop confusing the two.
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#17
Dude's been looking at tabs for too long.
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#20
I think this is why bassists think guitarists are dumb and arrogant

Now my questing to the topic starter is how many frets does a frettless 8 string bass without frettlines have based on this formula:
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Count x.x

4*24= 96
6*22= 132

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#21
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#22
Quote by Derok2008
I think this is why bassists think guitarists are dumb and arrogant

Now my questing to the topic starter is how many frets does a frettless 8 string bass without frettlines have based on this formula:


...it has 0.
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EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#23
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...it has 0.


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each note created on the fretboard has a fret.


you've contradicted yourself there mate

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#25
Bass has more FRETS. Guitar has more NOTES.
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#28
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Can you answer a question for me, what has more frets, a 24 4 string fret bass or a 22 fret 6 string guitar?

So far this seems to have split all bassists and guitarists i know. bassists say they have more, guitarists say they do.


I guess this proves that bassists are smarter.
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#29
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wow....this isnt a bass problem, it's a common sense problem

Best answer so far.

I wonder what would happen if this thread were posted in EG....
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#30
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I guess this proves that bassists are smarter.


So much smarter that, unlike guitar players, they actually know how to count.

I think I've actually gotten a little dumber by just reading the thread
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#31
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Best answer so far.

I wonder what would happen if this thread were posted in EG....

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#34
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wow....this isnt a bass problem, it's a common sense problem

Hey man i've got this rash on my thigh..


but seriously, how did this thread reach 2 pages and how do you have a lengthy argument over this?
#35
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Wait...you had a lengthy argument about this????


My thought exactly

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but seriously, how did this thread reach 2 pages and how do you have a lengthy argument over this?


pfft, n00b. 40ppp ftw
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#36
Only a damn GUITARIST would ask such a stupid question. The bassist in question should have pummeled you to within an inch of your life for having the gall to ask such drivel.

A 24 Fret Bass has MORE frets than a 22 fret guitar by 2
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#37
Me thinks someone needs to watch more sesame street.
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#38
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This one has more.




WTF??!! Been playing for 25 years, never seen ANYTHING like that.
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