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post Dec 31 2007, 10:03 PM
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im think about doing this to a couple of my top frets and if i like it i may do my whole fretboard. are there any disadvantages to it?
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post Dec 31 2007, 10:08 PM
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ive heard some people have problem with playing straight cords if the whole fret board is scalloped. so just in case it was a problem i just scalloped my last 12 frets... and it works great. i love it smile.gif


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post Dec 31 2007, 10:17 PM
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I heard it helps with bends and vibratos but makes everything else harder, speed wise. So if you are going for tone, why not.


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post Dec 31 2007, 10:25 PM
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i scalloped frets 17-24 and i havent found anything any harder!
it makes vibrato andbending alot easier though


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post Dec 31 2007, 10:45 PM
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What do you do if you scallop frets? Because I've heard about them but never quite understood...


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post Dec 31 2007, 10:49 PM
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QUOTE (Tomy Jeon @ Dec 31 2007, 01:45 PM) *
What do you do if you scallop frets? Because I've heard about them but never quite understood...

Its taking out some of the wood between frets I've always seen it done by sanding or using a lightly curved wood chisel.


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post Dec 31 2007, 10:51 PM
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Why not get bigger frets?


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post Jan 1 2008, 12:01 AM
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Its the design of the concave gaps that make it so you don't have to press with a lot of pressure you just have to get it to the fretting point.


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post Jan 1 2008, 12:07 AM
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Oh thanks smile.gif


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post Jan 1 2008, 11:39 AM
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Nick,
Check out this thread

We talked about this a few weeks ago smile.gif


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post Jan 3 2008, 03:33 PM
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I see a problem in future - that on everything, anyone asks, there will be a straight answer - "We discussed it X days/weeks/years ago, check this link":-D

I am not picking on you Marcus in anyway;) I just imagined a future in say 2 years :-D

Btw. can scalloping by done DYI? or do you have to send it to some guitar master/maker(class)? (EDIT: I just red the link, no need to answer:-D)

Oh... now I got an idea... Guitar maker class.. What about Guitar making collaboration?:-D To send a piece of wood from one participant to another, paint it, customize it, vanhalenzie it, dahl it, denisjuk it etc etc. and then put it on Ebay, and from the money we will get, we can buy ourselves a JEM's :-D

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post Jan 3 2008, 03:36 PM
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the fact that things have already been discussed just means that this site has more to offer since the answers are already here... and if their not then just ask tongue.gif

i scalloped my frets with a 1/4" wood file, a 1/4" steel file, a variety of sandpaper and some lemon oil.
cost me a total of around £20.
it does take alot of time to do though and mine is far from perfect (the binding looks horrible) but its all cosmetic problems. plays perfectly biggrin.gif


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post Jan 3 2008, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE (Jakub Luptovec @ Jan 3 2008, 03:33 PM) *
What about Guitar making collaboration?:-D To send a piece of wood from one participant to another

Hey Jakub,
Well, we have already discussed that in another thread laugh.gif laugh.gif Nah, just kidding smile.gif

I think that's a cool idea biggrin.gif but I wonder what It would cost in the end, with all those shipping costs huh.gif


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post Jan 3 2008, 06:01 PM
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QUOTE (lavendell @ Jan 3 2008, 04:47 PM) *
Hey Jakub,
Well, we have already discussed that in another thread laugh.gif laugh.gif Nah, just kidding smile.gif

I think that's a cool idea biggrin.gif but I wonder what It would cost in the end, with all those shipping costs huh.gif


And who would get to keep it tongue.gif
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post Jan 3 2008, 06:18 PM
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QUOTE (steve25 @ Jan 3 2008, 12:01 PM) *
And who would get to keep it tongue.gif



yeah there would probably be a vicious fight ohmy.gif


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post Jan 3 2008, 07:28 PM
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QUOTE (Jakub Luptovec @ Jan 3 2008, 06:33 AM) *
I see a problem in future - that on everything, anyone asks, there will be a straight answer - "We discussed it X days/weeks/years ago, check this link":-D

I am not picking on you Marcus in anyway;) I just imagined a future in say 2 years :-D

Btw. can scalloping by done DYI? or do you have to send it to some guitar master/maker(class)? (EDIT: I just red the link, no need to answer:-D)

Oh... now I got an idea... Guitar maker class.. What about Guitar making collaboration?:-D To send a piece of wood from one participant to another, paint it, customize it, vanhalenzie it, dahl it, denisjuk it etc etc. and then put it on Ebay, and from the money we will get, we can buy ourselves a JEM's :-D

He said sell it on ebay and buy JEMs, I'm assuming the people that made it would split up the money.


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