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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-23-2006, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Why did Satch choose 6105?

It's very interesting for me, because i always thought, that 'real' jumbo frets would be the better chose, especially for legato playing, which is a distinctive technique of MR.Satriani.

and furthermore: why do you like 6105-frets, and in case - why you don't?
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Re: Why did Satch choose 6105?

satriani has stated that his ibanez guitars were meant to feel like a hybrid of his old favourite guitars, not like modern shred machines, that is why he likes the 6105 frets.
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Re: Why did Satch choose 6105?

and ... do jumbofrets make legato (... or shred-playing in general)- easier?

are there any advantages of the 6105 in comparison to jumbo-frets?

maybe more space for vibrato?!
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Re: Why did Satch choose 6105?

I don't think they make legato any easier or difficult. I personally am not a fan of jumbo frets. They just don't feel right to my fingers. I perfer thin tall frets to short fat ones. But I think it is just a matter of personal taste. I feel much more accurate with my fingers using 6105 frets.
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Re: Why did Satch choose 6105?

The 6105 frets are very close in height to the jumbos found on Ibanez RGs. They're just more narrow.

I prefer the 6105s on my Jem and RG Prestige necks when compared to the jumbos on my RG550 and RG321MH.
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Re: Why did Satch choose 6105?

I preferred the radius frets. I think they were close to what I get on my Carvins these days - close to a Dunlop 6150 (.103 x .48 )

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Re: Why did Satch choose 6105?

i used a Saber with the stock ibanez jumbo fretwires for 3 yrs. I had my guitar refretted with fretwire very similiar to 6105s. I am now totally spoilt! Jumbo frets feel clumsy to me... .
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Re: Why did Satch choose 6105?

i think they're great because of the space you have to form the tone. also on the higher frets.

it is really great to hear you saying how familiar you are with the 6105's, because i want to buy a satch (used) and i was not shure about the frets, though i tested the guitar sometimes.

thx for all opinions
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Re: Why did Satch choose 6105?

I reckon he did because he liked them, doh?
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Re: Why did Satch choose 6105?

Visit Warmoth's site for a great comparison chart of the different fret sizes they offer.
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Re: Why did Satch choose 6105?

i love 6105 frets. they feel the most vintage. hate to say it, but the mexican strat necks feel great, and the fretwire on them is very close to 6105. i have a ton of guitars and have no problem doing legato on any.

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Re: Why did Satch choose 6105?

6105's are tall like the 6100's, however not as wide, the main advantage, the intonation is better with 6105's. They are easier to hold true in the beginning and especially over time as the frets wear, 6100's are so wide, they wear uneven causing pitch fluctuations all up the board according to the different amounts of wear at different areas. (Wider frets have more of a top area to wear unevenly)

However it's also about feel & tone, 6100's do create a little different tension when fretting due to the contact points of the string to the fret and measurement between the edge of each fret surrounding the area being fretted. Tone, well of course there is more metal involved (Contact with the string) with 6100's, so the tone is slightly effected when compared to 6105's.

Depending on ones playing style, there are pros and cons to both.
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Re: Why did Satch choose 6105?

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i love 6105 frets. they feel the most vintage. hate to say it, but the mexican strat necks feel great, and the fretwire on them is very close to 6105. i have a ton of guitars and have no problem doing legato on any.

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+1, and another +1.

I constantly rant about my MIM fat strat having my favorite neck and frets ever. They feel the most personal and accurate to me, and recently I've been researching their similarity to the 6105. Im very eager to try one of the 6105 equipped Ibbys since the Jumbos dont quite do it for me.
Im thinkin that JS would be pretty nice.... or a VSBL..

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Re: Why did Satch choose 6105?

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The 6105 frets are very close in height to the jumbos found on Ibanez RGs. They're just more narrow.

I prefer the 6105s on my Jem and RG Prestige necks when compared to the jumbos on my RG550 and RG321MH.
Do all rg prestiges have 6105s? Ibanez.com says they are jumbo
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Re: Why did Satch choose 6105?

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Do all rg prestiges have 6105s? Ibanez.com says they are jumbo
RG Prestiges have jumbos.
6105 comes on JS 1000, 1200, and the Jems.
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