Fret size and vibrato

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Kmaz, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Kmaz

    Kmaz Member

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    Would you say there is a strong link between the size of frets you use and the technique/sound of your finger vibrato?
     
  2. countandduke

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    Yes, I MUCH prefer taller frets. I don't like to feel much wood beneath my fingers....

    Chris
     
  3. Eagle1

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    You get a much better grip of the strings on tall frets so controlling the nu-onces of your vibrato is easier allowing you to be more adventurous.
     
  4. ButchP

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    I don't have tall frets I have a short fingerboard :) (scalloped)

    Some players like the fight of high action which I don't get(mines super duper low).I just want it to be easy to manipulate the notes so I can control it as easy and as much as possible...and scalloping worked for me.

    I can bend and vibrato a note even if my finger position is bad because it's soo easy to "grip".Same with hammers and pulls.The tricky part is having a touch.

    Tall frets ,short fingerboard :AOK:AOK

    BP
     
  5. Kmaz

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    Thanks, guys. I've got a couple of R. Kelly guitars on order with 6105 frets on a 7.25 radius.
     
  6. Bob V

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    If the frets are too tall, your finger will just slide up and down the string when you try to vibrato, but if the strings are low enough you can get a little fretboard drag and your finger can stay where it is and the string will warble more. It's the main reason I don't like super tall frets like the .058 mountains on the Fender Highway One guitars.
     

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