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MattE
post Feb 7 2008, 01:27 AM
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Alright, I'm an aspiring Neoclassical shred metalist, and when I made the suggestion in my "Customize my Strat" thread, scalloped frets were mentions as a must for neoclassical playing.

I'm curious as to the purpose of scalloped frets in reference to what they do for the guitarist

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post Feb 7 2008, 01:36 AM
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they give you better grip for the notes. helps with vibrato, bending, etc.
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post Feb 7 2008, 03:21 AM
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QUOTE (Nick325 @ Feb 7 2008, 01:36 AM) *
they give you better grip for the notes. helps with vibrato, bending, etc.


I see, thanks for the quick reply! biggrin.gif
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post Feb 7 2008, 08:28 AM
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QUOTE (Nick325 @ Feb 7 2008, 01:36 AM) *
they give you better grip for the notes. helps with vibrato, bending, etc.

That's right!

Some people have reported that they find it more difficult to play chords though. So make sure you try a scalloped neck before you do it on your own wink.gif


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post Feb 7 2008, 09:22 AM
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hehe, I have a new... I scalloped my frets in my JEM !!! biggrin.gif and I'm so happy that makes my playing better, and I'm thinking in doing the same with my Ibanez 550 smile.gif


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post Feb 7 2008, 09:23 AM
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I'd like to have that on my 2550e but I'd never do it myself hehe.


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post Feb 7 2008, 09:19 PM
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So would you suggest a full neck scallop or just, say, frets 12 to 21?

Also I hear a lot about players scalloping their own necks. How does one go about doing that? A good bit of sophisticated equipment? ohmy.gif

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post Feb 7 2008, 09:25 PM
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yes its probly better to do the top frets before u do the whole neck and my not like it

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post Feb 7 2008, 09:35 PM
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nah i would never do that

for a lilbit more control? nah biggrin.gif

toomany disadvantages for my taste


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post Feb 8 2008, 04:48 PM
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theres no fret drag.. i hate when my fingers drag along the fretboard while bending.. or sometimes my nails will hit the fretboard.. n that always sucks


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i would like to have scalloped frets but i dare not do it myself and i dont know the cost...


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post Feb 9 2008, 02:48 AM
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its not that hard u just have to take your time

i did it and i thought i wouldve mest mine up
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QUOTE (Nick325 @ Feb 9 2008, 02:48 AM) *
its not that hard u just have to take your time

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i done frets 17-24 with a 1/4" round file, a 1/2" round file, lots of different grades of sandpaper and alo of patients.

worked out pretty well, and aslong as you have patients, its easy


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