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post Sep 21 2012, 06:29 PM
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Hi.
I see many guitars/bass' that have the fretboard position markers moved over...closer to the E-D strings.
What is the purpose of this. Always looks odd to me. biggrin.gif
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Ben Higgins
post Sep 21 2012, 06:58 PM
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Do you mean like this ?

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Just a style thing I think smile.gif


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post Sep 21 2012, 07:25 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Sep 21 2012, 05:58 PM) *
Do you mean like this ?
YES! That is it exactly. biggrin.gif
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Just a style thing I think smile.gif

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post Sep 21 2012, 10:44 PM
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I'm actually guessing that the "thought" is, for you to SEE the markers better while playing. I only say this, because my Parker has NO markers on top, just on the side. But you don't need them on top, really...



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post Sep 22 2012, 12:50 AM
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I've seen that too and to me it kinda doesn't look symmetrical smile.gif

I don't actually like "dots" design, I would love something like 70s Jazz Bass with big squares instead of fret markers.



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post Sep 22 2012, 03:14 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Sep 21 2012, 11:50 PM) *
I've seen that too and to me it kinda doesn't look symmetrical smile.gif

I don't actually like "dots" design, I would love something like 70s Jazz Bass with big squares instead of fret markers.

I never really liked dots either but I always prefer a bit of unsymmetry. smile.gif Or when each fret marker is different like the birds and bats on a prs or there is a builder named Tom Bills uses a "falling leaf" pattern.





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post Sep 22 2012, 09:05 AM
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I have this dot design on my Jackson Performer.. that's the same model as that picture, just a different colour. I really like the design, it looks cool. I prefer the frets to be uncluttered. I've never liked those big shark fin inlays.


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post Sep 22 2012, 05:17 PM
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When I redid mine I did the same thing, easy to see and looks much sleeker. Except the 12th fret on mine is different.

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