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Old 06-11-2005, 11:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by pastor of muppets
im still in shock...
How's this for shock: charlie hunter took Bob Marley's Natty Dread album and covered the whole thing beginning to an instrumental jazz album.
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Old 06-12-2005, 12:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 06-15-2005, 06:30 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by SATCHMO
The frets are "fanned". Its necessary because of the enormouse range in string gauge of the instrument. You may have noticed that bass necks have a much longer scale than guitar necks and that the space between frets is much wider this is because of the signifigantly larger gauge of bass strings. By fanning the frets each string on the instrument can play with proper intonation at the appropriate string tension.
Actually, it's called the "Novax Fanned-Fret System" and it's been around for quite a while now. Voodoo-Dingwall make a 4-, 5-, and 6-sting bass with that design, and have offered it for many many years now. It's ergonomically better for playing, as you don't have to twist your wrist when playing. All frets line up the way they would playing at the 12th fret; directly in line with your fingers!

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