Microtonal Conversion #7

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  1. ixlramp

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    ^ That. Almost all microtonal conversions i see, including the professional ones, look slightly off in the high frets for that reason, even with a fretting accuracy of a fraction of a mm, so your conversion here is decently accurate.

    Here's 24ET naming and notation system i use, based on various tuning theorists' suggestions http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/music-theory-lessons-techniques/161530-retune-play-quartertone-scales-microtonal-beginners-guide.html
     
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    Really? Well that actually doesn't surprise me, I will have to take a closer look at some other pictures of microtonal guitars so I can see what you're talking about myself. That makes me feel a bit better!:yesway:
     
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    Is it possible to use fretfind2d to create PDFs of a microtonal board?

    I'd really like to give this a try but I have no clue about proper fret placement.
     
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    ^yes, where it says calculation method on the left side you type in the number of notes per octave :yesway:
     
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    ^ Yeah fretfind2d is what i use for microtonal conversions, so i can help out if necessary. I like to mark the fretboard along both edges, 2 marks per fret helps keep the frets parallel. I set fretfind2d to have no fretboard overhang, as if the strings run down the board edges, then use the 'string 1' and 'string 6' tables (for a 6 string instrument) and the 'to nut' columns. I then also check the positions of the existing 12ET fret slots are where the table says they should be, as a double check.
     

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