More microtonal guitars

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    Lee Above Contributor

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    Just insane :yesway:
     
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    ...Alright... Someone play some sweeps on it! Now!

    ...How in the hell are you supposed to fret some of those tiny upper frets? :lol:
     
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    Reminds me of the fretwaves system on the AESFG. Anyone know where I can read up on that?
     
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    I saw them on the web. The firts it's based on some pithagorian idea IIRC.
     
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    Microtonal guitar necks are freaking awesome! But take awhile to get used to, at least for me. Too bad you don't see more people using them.
     
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    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Wow. :eek:
     
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    @ stitch, fish around jemsite. vai used it on one guitar for a bit. so clearly, everyone freaked the hell out about it, cause comeon, its vai and a jem, why wouldnt you panic?
     
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    please someone, i have no idea how or why these necks work...
     
  10. Desecrated

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    klick on the links, there are some information there.
     
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    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    oh thanks heaps:yesway:
     
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    seriously, how would you be able to play that last one??? even the bigger frets look awkward, and anything past what would be about the 9th fret looks completly unplayable. and even if you could physically fret the notes, what kind of music would you play???!:scratch: :scratch: :scratch:
     
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    this is madness
     
  14. Desecrated

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    you fret a couple of frets at the time, you use your fingernail. or the pick, be creative.

    "and even if you could physically fret the notes, what kind of music would you play???!"

    How about something original and interesting instead of sounding like everyone else. If your not a musical genius who can come up with new idea on a regular guitar, a tool like this might help you come up with something new.

    Also:
    "A Sixth Tone guitar has two frets between every standard fret for a total of 36 frets per octave. The fixed bridge with adjustable cast saddles provide a clear tone and perfect intonation. Chrome Gotoh tuners with cast housings and 16:1 gear ratio provide extra fine tuning control. The graphite string retainers and hand carved bone nut virtually eliminate string sticking when tuning or bending strings. This makes tuning easier and the instrument holds its tune longer. The tone, sustain, tuning sensitivity, and tuning stability make this guitar ideal for microtonal music where accurate tuning is so important."
     
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    Some of these use Mandolin wire for the closer frets. Also some use "larger" fretwire for the majority and "smaller" (often the mandolin wire again) for the second fret where they tend to pair-up. Basically, you'd place you fingers normally (behind) for the "regular" fret and then directly on top to fret the second in the pair.

    Ray
     
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    MadnesS????
    THIS

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    MICROTOOOONAAAAAAALL :mf666:
     

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