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post May 14 2009, 04:45 PM
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What does people mean with Scaloped fretboard?


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post May 14 2009, 04:51 PM
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A scalloped fretboard is a fretboard that have the frets curved out so your finger doesn't get any contact with the wood, only the string. This allows better grip on the string and gives you more control over your vibrato. Some like and some doesn't like it. I haven't tried one yet so I don't know how it feels laugh.gif Marcus Lavendell has a scalloped fretboard, check his lessons to see how it looks smile.gif
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post May 14 2009, 04:54 PM
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thanks:D
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post May 14 2009, 05:05 PM
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QUOTE (Braer @ May 14 2009, 05:54 PM) *
thanks:D


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post May 14 2009, 05:17 PM
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We have cool article in wiki about that, you may have a look. https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...loped_fretboard
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post May 14 2009, 06:49 PM
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post May 14 2009, 10:00 PM
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Yeah, that wiki article is pretty good - it should answer your initial question quite comprehensively. Although I've not played on a scalloped fretboard I have heard that they possess both advantages and disadvantages over normal fretboards - depends on style. They're great for those that require the feather touch response for greased lightning speeds, but not so brill for large bends and sustain - dunno I may be wrong. I figures that bending the string out of tune is likely if you press too firmly so I'd imagine you'd have to possess quite a lot of control with your fretting hand


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QUOTE (Artemus @ May 14 2009, 11:00 PM) *
They're great for those that require the feather touch response for greased lightning speeds, but not so brill for large bends and sustain - dunno I may be wrong. I figures that bending the string out of tune is likely if you press too firmly so I'd imagine you'd have to possess quite a lot of control with your fretting hand


I've heard the opposite laugh.gif laugh.gif Guess it's up to the player if it allows slower or faster playing and if the vibrato and bend control is improved smile.gif I believe you have to get used to it like everything else and only then you can judge if it's better or worse for you smile.gif
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post May 14 2009, 11:36 PM
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In my experience it has nothing to do with playing fast. It's just about getting a better grip of the string, which some think is good for the vibrato and bends, since there's no (or very little) resistance smile.gif

Another option is to put XJ frets on the neck, and it will have pretty much the same effect... but it won't look as cool of course biggrin.gif


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post May 15 2009, 10:40 AM
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QUOTE (Marcus Lavendell @ May 14 2009, 11:36 PM) *
but it won't look as cool of course biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Braer @ May 14 2009, 05:45 PM) *
What does people mean with Scaloped fretboard?


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On the top of this screen there is this sign called WIKI. That thing gives you acces to a great bag full of information. Just search "scallop" in there and you'll find what it is!


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