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Post by The Chad on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:22 pm

What's your favorite fret size and why?

I still like Jumbo best. So easy to play on. Although they demand a lighter touch. If you're not a big bender then you may like smaller frets?

On songs that demand a lot of bends, taps, or pull offs, I find myself a little limited as to what guitars I can choose to play (since the larger fret guitars make those things much more effortless).

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Post by The Chad on Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:29 am

No one?

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Post by Barry on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:31 am

Big frets make me ascared! affraid

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Post by hoax on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:32 am

Jumbos for me.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:58 am

Mediums over here, I don't play lead much (bloody hopeless) so don't have a "need" for jumbos, saying that, my sunn mustangs have jumbos and they are some of the best necks I've played... So in conclusion........ I don't know

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Post by Barry on Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:04 pm

Just noticed your new "member status" Graham.

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Post by hoax on Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:15 pm

Oh Barry thanks for pointing that out.

Not only am humiliated by an impoverished childhood which compelled me to cycle around on a 30 year old girls bike, but my Avatar changes regularly in a mocking fashion to illustrate which ever one of my negative characteristics which comes to the fore at any given time.

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Post by gittarasaurus on Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:52 pm

they always said he would be nothing but a fish head

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Re: Fret size

Post by westcoaster on Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:42 pm

hoax wrote:Oh Barry thanks for pointing that out.

Not only am humiliated by an impoverished childhood which compelled me to cycle around on a 30 year old girls bike, but my Avatar changes regularly in a mocking fashion to illustrate which ever one of my negative characteristics which comes to the fore at any given time.

The world is a cruel and desolate planet.

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Heres something which might cheer you up, I think its just the thing you're looking for:
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Post by Iceman on Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:25 pm

... or perhaps for those wild Tuesday nights out on the town...



...Ohhh, and super jumbos for me I guess.

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Post by Brainfertilizer on Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:57 pm

I like the low frets that I thought most Westones have.

Besides, it's not the size of the frets, it's how of use them.

Amiright?

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Post by hoax on Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:05 pm

Hey Guys and I thought that you had found me a Prestige 250 in need of restoration.

Actually, I would have given my eye teeth for a lovely pink bike.

Mine was more like this

http://buyvintage1.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/3-1953sbmladies.jpg?w=480&h=345

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Post by westcoaster on Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:13 pm

Don't believe a word of that, it was one of these.
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Re: Fret size

Post by The Chad on Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:57 pm

hoax wrote:Oh Barry thanks for pointing that out.

Not only am humiliated by an impoverished childhood which compelled me to cycle around on a 30 year old girls bike, but my Avatar changes regularly in a mocking fashion to illustrate which ever one of my negative characteristics which comes to the fore at any given time.

The world is a cruel and desolate planet.

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Thanks for pointing that out Barry, that changing status is hilarious for some reason! Oh man, got me laughing out loud again.

And that's a quite nice old girls bike. Reminds me of the bikes on "Call the Midwife".

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Post by hoax on Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:21 pm

Yeah Chad - I felt a bit like a midwife when I rode it. Can you imagine a childhood completely devoid of street cred, like mine!!

Go on John - I know you are going to do it "Bitter individual" will be replaced by "girlie midwife" !

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Re: Fret size

Post by corsair on Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:30 pm

It's no fun if you're expecting it, man! Naughty

Fret size; wide and low! Not because I can shred like Satch - I most certainly cannot!! - but just because they feel comfortable...

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Re: Fret size

Post by The Chad on Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:42 pm

For chording I like low wide frets like John said. They're good for sliding, too.

For lead type work, jumbo.

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