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Adrian Figallo
post Aug 13 2011, 06:17 PM
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Hey guys, i'm working very close to the team making my signature guitar, going thru every single detail on the construction, and yesterday we got to the frets, my two guitars have jumbo frets and i feel them normal, that's the normal fret for my, but this very experienced luthier is telling me to go with medium frets for my les paul, that he knows that they transmit the vibrations much better into the body.

What's your experience with that? what do you like?


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post Aug 13 2011, 06:27 PM
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I have jumbo frets but have always wanted to try mediums!!!


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post Aug 13 2011, 06:33 PM
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No idea.
Probably there are theories and laws of physics on the matter but I wouldn't spend too much thought on how it vibrates into the wood.
If it feels good that's more important.
And frankly, I don't really feel any difference.

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post Aug 13 2011, 06:34 PM
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yesterday i tried medium frets on a PRS replica they are making now, they feel great too, i think im going to follow his advice, but i'm not sure yet biggrin.gif


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yesterday i tried medium frets on a PRS replica they are making now, they feel great too, i think im going to follow his advice, but i'm not sure yet biggrin.gif


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post Aug 13 2011, 06:35 PM
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I have two guitars, one with jumbo, and the other with extra jumbo frets. I personally don't like anything less then jumbo, because theres more contact between my fingers and the fretboard.


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As far as I know I have jumbo frets on my guitars. I'm not sure.


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post Aug 13 2011, 07:24 PM
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QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Aug 13 2011, 01:17 PM) *
Hey guys, i'm working very close to the team making my signature guitar, going thru every single detail on the construction, and yesterday we got to the frets, my two guitars have jumbo frets and i feel them normal, that's the normal fret for my, but this very experienced luthier is telling me to go with medium frets for my les paul, that he knows that they transmit the vibrations much better into the body.

What's your experience with that? what do you like?


I have medium frets on my Minarik Lotus (Les Paul Shape) and it does feel a bit different. It sort of encourages your fingers to dig in deeper which works well for blue/rock, etc. The heavy bod does have a lot resonance as well. I"d say try a side by side comparison. It would be a shame to have it done one way, then compare later and find out you might have liked something else. But either way I'm sure it will be a really good guitar to play.


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post Aug 13 2011, 09:01 PM
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thanks guys, yeah todd i think the les pauls comes normally with medium frets, but yes again im going to try them side by side, anyone who likes medium frets for something specific?


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post Aug 13 2011, 11:00 PM
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Hmm not sure man, I will change frets on my Strat soon, and I'll go for jumbo. The truth is - any fret size will take some time adjusting, and once that's done - it's all the same.


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post Aug 14 2011, 02:47 AM
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why are you going to jumbo frets ivan? do you have currently medium?


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post Aug 14 2011, 10:07 AM
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Jumbo on the Ibanez, and I guess medium on the les paul

It's true what Ivan says, it's not really a big deal probably


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post Aug 14 2011, 06:03 PM
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wow, i didn't know you have a les paul daniel smile.gif


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post Aug 15 2011, 09:47 PM
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I've tried couple of strats with jumbo frets before and I liked the bulkiness. I hope it will turn out OK.


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post Aug 16 2011, 09:25 AM
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I also enjoy jumbo frets because of the way they feel, i have no idea about medium ones, though when I play on a friend's les paul, I always remark that the frets are medium tongue.gif


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post Aug 16 2011, 08:05 PM
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looks like im going to try medium smile.gif


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post Aug 22 2011, 05:59 AM
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Only jumbo for me. Medium is a step backwards.
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post Aug 22 2011, 06:01 AM
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in what specific reason noztnac?


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