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How can you tell the difference in sound between a fretless bass guitar and a bass with frets?

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there is no difference in sound.

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Frets are marked on the bass guitar the same way as they are on the electric guitar or acoustic guitar. Metal lines run across the neck. If you're talking about a fretless bass then you shouldn't have to ask this question. It would be a big mistake to try learn the fretless bass before the standard bass. The frets are in the same positions but you should instinctively know where your fingers should be before advancing to fretless


The original bass guitar, invented by Paul Tutmarc in 1935, was fretless. Frets were not added until the model was innovated by Leo Fender in 1951.


The fretless doesn't have frets. It is played like a cello. The sound created is more dull and some styles of music sound better that way.


Your question is badly written. There are no frets on a fretless bass. Most fretless basses have markers for where the frets would be. They are either lines on the fingerboard, or dots on the side. You could count the marks to see how many fret positions there are.


both are nicely playable.. you will have to try


The big difference: One has frets and the other doesn't! Other differences: 1) fretted bass is easier to play in tune 2) fretless bass gets a smoother sound, and glissandos are also smoother 3) It doesn't matter what strings you use on fretted, but on fretless "round wound" strings will chew up your fingerboard 4) The type of wood you choose for the fingerboard on your fretless will change the tone, but won't make a difference on your fretted bass


No. Frets on Fire is a computer game that mimics Guitar Hero's play style. You can use the keyboard, or connect an Xbox 360 Guitar Hero controller (for some reason they're the only ones that are out-of-the-box compatible with Windows). The difference between Frets on Fire and Guitar Hero is that you can use your own music.


The metal bars on the neck on your guitar are called frets.


A musician would choose to use a fretless bass for sounds without frets. They would use fretless bass to create a different sound from regular guitars.


Not all guitars have frets, however, it is probably best to learn using frets.



I think frets are on a guitar in order to make a tune and play different notes.



a standard electric guitar will have 22 frets but custom ones can have 24


That depends on the type of guitar you have. I work with Guitars everyday so I see guitars with 12 frets, 14 frets, 17 frets, 21 frets, 23 frets and occasionally I find 24 fret guitars (with the double octave of the open string) the most frets I have seen was a 29 fret electric guitar. The guitar was custom built though. Most commonly, you will find acoustics with probably 14 to 17 frets and electric guitars with 17 to 21 frets.


The average electric guitar has either twenty-two or twenty-four frets.


I'm not totally sure about it but i guess jumbo frets is seen mostly on electric guitars and its a bit bigger than usual frets.


Yes but metal frets will let the string resonate better


Take it down to your local guitar shop.


It depends on the scale of the instrument, but the higher the frets are the closer they are together... no two frets are the same!


Depending on how many frets you have. If you have 24 frets you would have 5 octaves. But 22 frets would have 4 octaves.


In the spacing between the frets on a fretboard. The closest fret to your finger between you and your left hand is the fret you are pressing.


They are all supposed to have frets. Sometimes they fall out if the guitar is handled rough.


yes usually electric guitars go up to 22 frets some metal guitar go to 24 frets.


The 12th fret is the halfway point between the nut and the bridge. The fret distances are based on that.



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