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Offline Goose_Bend

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« on: April 17, 2006, 05:26:50 PM »
Im not completely sure, but arent all Flys just 22 frets. I would like the option between choosing one with 24 frets, kinda of like PRS makes the Custom 22 and 24.
 

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Offline loumt123

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2006, 05:51:50 PM »
flys are 24, niteflys are 22.
 

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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2006, 06:20:40 PM »
ah forgot to add the single cuts have 22
 

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2006, 03:35:28 AM »
Mine are 24 fretters.  It'd be cool to have more frets, IMO.  I don't personally understand the draw of having 21 nor 22.  The neck pickup only sounds slightly different to me.
 

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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006, 09:22:50 AM »
I think that sometimes the reason for fewer frets is to get the neck pickup under that 24th harmonic sweet spot? I like having the symmetry of 12 frets doubled. I love my Nitefly M and JS1200 but I can't wait for my Classic to come back home cause I need those extra frets for A Dave M song I want to play.
 

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Offline JSanta

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006, 11:46:00 AM »
That sweet spot is a myth because as soon as you fret a note, that "sweet spot" changes locations.  For many people it is simply just a preference.  I prefer having 24 frets, I feel lost if I don't have them.  I assume there are too many people reading Ed Roman's rants?


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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2006, 01:00:38 PM »
haha maybe so. I like 24 frets, but i can get along with 22 frets too.
 

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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006, 06:56:46 PM »
My Strat only has 21 frets and it usually takes me a minute to reaquaint myself with it before I really start playing.


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Offline supersecretjim

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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2006, 06:58:45 PM »
22 frets "feels" different than 24, unless its a 24 fret extended board. (which isnt acutally a "real" 24 fretter)

The guitar is built completely different when going from 22 to 24 frets. Body,neck, everything is changed. Also, in the end,there is more space for picking on a 22 fretter because there is more space between the pickups. I do note a bit of a sound difference on the neck pickup, but mostly I prefer the 22 frets feel over 24 frets.

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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2006, 07:43:43 PM »
yes 24 frets do feel a little bit different then 22's but it doesnt take more then 10 seconds to get used to the feel again. and maybe your 21 fret strat feels a little bit different too bc of the nut size? that always through me off when i played a gibson size nut and went to a strat sized nut
 

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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2006, 09:00:50 AM »
The nut size definately has something to do with the feel of the guitar (strats have a longer nut/wider neck than Gibson's) but my main guitar is now a PRS Custom 24 and that guitar has the most natural feeling neck, to me at least.  But I love that Strat, it's just a lot of fun to play.


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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2006, 08:13:41 PM »
Pickup position only cuts or intensifies lower order harmonics.  I'd much rather have more frets than have a more varied pickup placement.

I think some of the three-octave fretboards out there are pretty crazy, but I couldn't see myself going up to the 30-something-th fret very much.  I need my high D# and E, though.

You know that realistically, nut width and number of frets are totally independant?  I mean, yeah strats have one nut width and les pauls have another, but if those are the only two guitars you've played, you seriously need to get exposed to more newer things.
 

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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2006, 08:20:07 PM »
You're totally correct about the nut width and fret number being independent of each other, I was simply making a personal observation.


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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2006, 09:49:30 PM »
i was simply stating generally there is the more strat sized nuts, and the les paul sized nuts, and they are two totally different feels and its a largeee generalization but the les paul sized nuts feel better to me. I only referred to them as that bc i forgot the two real common nut sizes measurements..couldn't remember off the top of my head.

and yes, its obvious nut width and number of frets are totally independent. theres so many different guitars with different features that make each one unique...for instance i would love to try a conklin 7 string with RMC piezos/synth option   with 36 frets.

If there is anyone that is for the exploration of newer things, I am one of them. I am a firm believer 7 strings are part of the way of the advancement of guitar.