True Temperament Collaborating With Cor-Tek

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  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Ulf Zandhers, CEO True Temperament: "I´m proud to announce that our collaboration with Cor-Tek – one of the world's largest and best quality guitar manufacturers – will now be visualized at the Winter NAMM Show, January 16-19. Namely factory made guitars equipped with the True Temperament 2nd generation stainless steel frets, for perfect intonation all over the fretboard.

    I wonder if this means more companies will try to adopt the system.

    https://www.truetemperament.com/news/true-temperament-pressrelease-winter-namm-2020/
     
  2. spudmunkey

    spudmunkey SS.org Regular

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    Do you hear that? That unsettling sound? That's the sound of 20,000 guitar luthiers/repair shops around the country shrieking in horror. :lol:
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    And @ixlramp and myself, shrieking at more generalised misleading technical statements :lol:
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Who is Cor-Tek manufacturing for?

    Edit: nevermind, it's Cort parent company. This might mean a lot of upcoming imports with SS TT. I like this idea, but probably not the price (I am one of those who mind paying 3K USD for an Indo import.
     
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    spudmunkey SS.org Regular

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    I didn't actually know that there was a stainless version.

    Also...jeez, I had no idea the TT slots were so wide!!!! o_O
    true temperment.jpg
     
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    Zhysick SS.org Regular

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    Those TT frets are massive!!!!
     
  7. spudmunkey

    spudmunkey SS.org Regular

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    And in that photo, you can see a very slight gap on the top edges of, what I presume to be, the 3rd and 5th frets.
     
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    Guess this explains the new strandbergs then
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    It makes sense. When I originally ordered my first M2M strandberg I had to go custom because that was the only way. By the time I received the guitar, I could have gotten those specs in the Swedish production runs. Then I placed an order for my second M2M because I wanted neckthru and TT frets. I guess after like 5 years of waiting, these will come out, TT frets will become easily available, and then my guitar will be completed. Customs, man...
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Yup, they are moulded and that would be a real pain with conventional fretwire styling
     
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    spudmunkey SS.org Regular

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    I knew they were molded, but always assumed they were still narrow fret tangs/slots.
     
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    the custom shop is like...maybe we should have a factory figure out how to do this first. it seems hard.
     
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    Do people really struggle with intonation so much that this is necessary? Do you have to order a set based on the specific tuning you plan to use for the guitar? Does it lose its effectiveness the moment you change tunings? Do they even offer alt tuning options?
     
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    My thoughts too.

    I'm wondering how difficult it is to adapt the "TT process" to a production line, and what would the learning curve be.

    A production 8-string with TT would definitely push me to get a new strandberg. However, I'm worried that it would not be wise to be among the first customers.
     
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    I had a TT guitar for a while and didn't really notice a difference, and I have fairly decent pitch. Maybe verrry slightly when playing chords up past the 12th fret, but I don't think they're worth the trouble.
     
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    It is definitely a nice thing to have if you play along with a violinist, for instance. Also, some chords in some keys just don't sound right unless you slightly detune your guitar.
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    I'd actually imagine that once the initial CNC programming (should not be much work at all!) is done, it would actually be far easier. No need to cut frets to length, trim the tang for blind slots if applicable, probably easier to fit, potentially less dressing work etc? I imagine most of the cost simply comes from the cost of buying the frets themselves which are of course significantly more expensive than simple wire
     
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    Its a good thing they are stainless steel, ill say that. Making TT nickel frets is a waste of time and money. Not really necessary in my opinion... Have yall ever checked the tuning at each fret on different strings? If you have good technique, theres marginal fluctuation on the notes... Like a cent or 2 here or there. Guitar will never be a perfect instrument and thats a good thing, that's what gives it it's charm. Innovation is cool and all but this is quite marginal. Can't wait for the wave of fanny fret squiggle wiggle guitars to follow :p
     
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    Were they even nickel? Weren't they some sort of bronze?
     
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    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    - I don't think the tuning you use affects it. It's more of just an offset rather than an exact science. It's like a sweetened tuning built into the guitar and for each fret.

    - It would be cool if Ibanez started doing this so I could have an 8 string Stoneman with TT frets just like Fredrik Thordendal's

    - I'll bet this would make it a lot easier for luthiers to fit them into slots. Prbably less fret end work and finishing processes. It's a ready to go fret and apparently they don't have to go to the ends of the board now based on the above picts : )
     
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