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post Feb 13 2018, 09:42 PM
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man those high leads sound weird . His scale is 23.5 on the A
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post Feb 14 2018, 09:17 PM
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I'm not sure of the high E tuning in paul's guitar but the highes reminded me of this video;



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post Feb 16 2018, 04:46 AM
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Yup. That's the point of the fanning of the frets. It allows longer scale for the lower strings and shorter scale for the lighter strings. For 8 string guitars it's a serious improvement in playability IMHO. I've played the DEAN COOLEY 8 that isn't fanned and it's got a GREAT neck which is thinner than the COOLEY 7!!! But even with 8 gauge strings, the 26.5 scale length of the standard 8 was a bit much, even though it's shorter than many 8 strings guitars which run 27.5. The result is more tension on the strings that you normally bend and use vibrato on (E.G. G/B/high E) which gives the guitar it's expressive character. I found that I was more likely to end up just playing open string chuggs, (like many folks that play 8 string guitars) and not do as much bending or vibrato when using the 8 vs using my 6 which is 25.5 scale. The FANNED FRET setup gets around this by shortening the scale of the ihgher strings and thus making the instrument expressive again by reducing tension on the strings that need it most.

So in case you are wondering what this fanned fret stuff is about, that's it! It's not cosmetic, not meant just to look cool, it actually serves a purpose. I don't find it needed on 7 strings as my 7 string is also 25.5 scale. But I can really see it on an 8. I have yet to find an 8 that I found comfy enough to keep in my permanent collection and I've owned half a dozen 8 strings from various builders. All of them seemed to aggrivate my carpal tunnel syndrome at some point and I gave them all up. I have not owned a fanned 8 and that might end up being the thing that makes me keep one in my collection smile.gif


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man those high leads sound weird . His scale is 23.5 on the A


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post Feb 16 2018, 11:13 PM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Feb 13 2018, 08:42 PM) *
man those high leads sound weird .


That's bizarre. I guess he really wanted to play things in one position, but I can't imagine anyone buying an eight string guitar that's designed to have only slightly more range than a 6 string.



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post Feb 21 2018, 04:10 AM
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Most folks buy them to do low open string djent stuff it seems. He is just pointing out that you can run your scales down two more strings basically. When I first got a 7 string I realized I had to learn my scales down one more string eat each position, then yet another for the 8. However, I never liked how the 8th string sounded in a solo context. Like soloing on a bass string, as thats what it actually is.

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That's bizarre. I guess he really wanted to play things in one position, but I can't imagine anyone buying an eight string guitar that's designed to have only slightly more range than a 6 string.


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post Feb 22 2018, 01:58 PM
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The same thing but from a different standpoint!!!! Funnily enough, I only watched this yesterday!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si6IetuR2fQ


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post Feb 22 2018, 04:54 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Feb 22 2018, 01:58 PM) *
! Funnily enough,

Thats why you British sound so classy , you speech way more better
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post Feb 22 2018, 06:41 PM
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Wow and 8 string fanned fret classical. I gotta say I'd love to try that out.

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The same thing but from a different standpoint!!!! Funnily enough, I only watched this yesterday!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si6IetuR2fQ



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post Feb 27 2018, 02:10 PM
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Thats why you British sound so classy , you speech way more better

That's cos we is all class innit!!
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