Fretwave....your thoughts

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  1. mrmojorisin

    mrmojorisin Member

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    Came across this recently:

    http://www.fretwave.com/pages/whyworks.htm

    Makes sense to me. Looks like a real innovation. Would like to hear from those who have played it.

    Damn, you mean all these expensive guitars we have been buying are all designed wrong! Ouch!

    Carl
     
  2. Reeek

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    Doesn't the Yamaha Frank Gambale model have that too?
     
  3. gassyndrome

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    Yeah, Franks family used to own one of Australias biggest music stores, just around the corner from where I am, and I'm pretty sure they had some kind of hand in developing it.

    and yes, it does work, and no, it doesnt feel at all strange like you would think!
     
  4. EADGBE

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    I think that's a little too extreme. I pull or bend a little on some of my strings subconsciously to get them to intonate properly.
     
  5. 908SSP

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    Systems like that have been around for years. I remember one at least 30 years ago and yes I am that old.
     
  6. Sunstone Recordings

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    those things look wicked. i'd be scared.:eek:
     
  7. AaeCee

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    More potential variables= more potential issues.
     
  8. Cosmic Osmo

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    just don't try bending on that fret...

    Doesn't the buzz feiten system already address this problem?
     
  9. Phloored

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    I have an AESFG and the system works great! Anyone in CT (hint) that wants to check it out is welcome. I think the Feinten system goes sharp as you go above the 12th fret? The fretwave does not. I had issues with this guitar at first, but it had to do with set up, so, yes the fretwave works, as scary as it looks (?) it is a great idea.
     
  10. 908SSP

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    Yea and if you bend a string it might go down in pitch instead of up...too cool.......................NOT:rolleyes:
     
  11. gassyndrome

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    No, it doesnt feel odd at all. Every guitarist I've ever heard about whos familiar with this thing, swears by it. They also say it makes absolutely no difference to your playing experience....except its more in tune! :dude
     
  12. Phloored

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    Yeah, more in tune, what a shame...

    Ya know, when I tried the guitar it was on a trial basis and it is a easy guitar to play so I didn't even think about the fret wave. After, I went back to my old faithful and there is a distinct difference in the open position chords. You can hear the diference! I think Mr Gambale took over a couple of years designing the guitar with Yamaha and had plenty of time to change/revise the design. The fret wave stayed. On this guitar if I want to bend I can either use the trem or bend. To each his own. I have it and it makes open position sounds in tune, so that makes it a good choice.
     
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    it's still terrifying to my eyes
     
  14. ZiggY!!

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    Doesn't marshall already make amps? Why all the other brands with similar tones?

    Fretwave isn't new, its been around a while... theres also a few other companies producing their own product to try and overcome tuning problems.
     

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