Bass Guitars

Multi-Scale and Fanned Fret Basses

Multi-Scale and Fanned Fret basses are becoming more popular by the day which is why we keep a healthy selection of these fine instruments here at Andertons Music Co.

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1 - 24 of 45

Multi-Scale and Fanned Fret Basses

In modern metal, technical players need to be able to go from chugging low-end growl to upper register shred at a moments notice. They also need to have the ability to nail those melodies with speed. This is where the fanned frets come into play. Not only do they look like fretboards from the future, they also have a practical purpose.

Multi-Scale instruments were designed to get the best intonation, tension and tonal response from each string. Longer strings have a longer scale length to allow them to oscillate more whilst thinner strings have a shorter scale length to improve the snap and attack of these strings.

Multi-Scale basses will have slanted bridges and often have slanted pickups and are always designed with a keen eye, from the ground up, to ensure optimal playing performance. And they just seem to sound that much sweeter too.

Big names that are creating multi-scale basses include Ibanez, ESP and Dingwall too!

Check out our selection of Multi-scale and Fanned Fret Basses below and take advantage of our interest-free finance packages and free next day delivery in the UK on orders over £99!