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post Jan 31 2007, 05:36 AM
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Can someone tell me what scaloped frets are. What's the better parts and the worse parts between a normal guitar and scaloped fret guitars! Please answer soon I'm thinking of buying a guitar with 2 octaves higher any suggestions I've heard Ilbanez and Gibson were nice. biggrin.gif
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post Jan 31 2007, 11:14 AM
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Don't worry about scalloped fret guitars, that is a tool for very advanced shred guitarists.

How much do you wanna spend on the guitar, what kind of stuff do you play and do you need a whammy bar?

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post Jan 31 2007, 05:34 PM
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I am wondering the same thing as Beebo, but strictly out of curiosity.
I understand that scalloped necks are mostly used by advanced guitarists, but I never understood why the neck is scalloped. What benefits does a scalloped neck bring, compared to a non-scalloped neck??

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post Jan 31 2007, 06:10 PM
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It's the same effect as having very high frets - it facilitates hammer-ons and gives a little different vibrato possibilities.

The downside is that you basically ruin the second hand value of the guitar.


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post Jan 31 2007, 07:02 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Jan 31 2007, 06:10 PM) *
It's the same effect as having very high frets - it facilitates hammer-ons and gives a little different vibrato possibilities.

The downside is that you basically ruin the second hand value of the guitar.


Ahh, I see.
Thanks for the explanation!

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post Feb 1 2007, 03:06 AM
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It will also be easier to play faster , because there is no wood contact under the frets.....It is not easy to play in tune , if the force on the strings is too great the fretted note will sound sharp because the strings " bend" down into the hole between the frets.......Scallopped necks are probably only something for 1% of all guitar players on the planet.....For most of us ,they are useless...
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post Feb 1 2007, 05:32 AM
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ok thanks for all the info. :Yes I have a whammy bar and want something with 24 frets like a Gibson or Ilbanez My price would probably be maxed $500 for now unless I want to wait for longer for something better.
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post Feb 1 2007, 05:48 AM
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For under $500 I doubt you could do better than a Schecter.


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