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I have 24 frets and use them all 59 56.19%
I have 24 frets but don't really use the 23 or 24 fret 17 16.19%
I have 22 frets and I'm happy 22 20.95%
I have 22 frets but would like a 24 fret guitar 7 6.67%
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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-14-2009, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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How many frets ?

I was thinking last night while I was playing my CS Clapton, "I sure wish I had 24 frets"
Then I started thinking why ?
Yngwie has 21 frets, Paul Gilbert and his favorite right now, Fireman has 22 frets,
Greg howe has 22 frets, Joe Satriani has 22 frets, Eric Johnson 21 frets and so on...

Please answer correctly, it's not a matter of do you like 22 or 24 but do you use your extra 2 frets at all ?

I have been learning a few RacerX songs and I can't remember a time where I go beyond the 22 fret, sure it would be nice to have 24 frets then it would be easier to hit the 22 fret
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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-14-2009, 04:27 AM
 
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24 all the way.....makes me wish i had more though
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post #3 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-14-2009, 04:31 AM
 
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22 is enough for me.
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22 carrots is fine for me.
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post #5 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-14-2009, 06:38 AM
 
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TWENTY SEVEN !! like Mr Suicmez of Necrophagist.
by the way, does anybody have pictures of his newest LACS, 7 string, 27 frets. Xiphos, of course.
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I'm cool with 22, but 24 is alright too. Hey who cares though? It's your instrument you can have 32 like Uli Jon Roth. No one needs to tell anyone else what is and isn't acceptable for fret numbers.
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No one needs to tell anyone else what is and isn't acceptable for fret numbers.
Yes I know but I was just wondering and nobody here was saying what's acceptable.
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32 frets would be pretty cool, but I can't imagine I'd use them often.
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post #9 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-14-2009, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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32 frets, I would get lost fast
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32 frets, I would get lost fast
Dude I get lost after 12.

The point is to be musical not to have the coolest gear, so use what works for you. If it requires more frets then so be it. The same can be said about amps, pickups, strings, heck even cables.
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i use all 24 of mine, usualy bend at 22 though for the E note
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post #12 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-14-2009, 08:59 AM
 
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You forgot one option in the poll - I don't care/it doesn't matter.

I've got guitars with 22 and 24. I get by fine on both.
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Re: How many frets ?

Actually I recently bought a 335 copy, an Epiphone Sheraton and decided, during a gig, that the best song from our set to use it on was "Oh Pretty Woman" the Gary Moore version of the Albert King song. I must play it differently to Gary as I'd seen him play it on either a 335 or Les Paul without trouble but when I played it I realised I needed more than 22 frets, really put me off!
So I vote 24 and use 'em (but not really that often)!
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Dude I get lost after 12.

The point is to be musical not to have the coolest gear, so use what works for you. If it requires more frets then so be it. The same can be said about amps, pickups, strings, heck even cables.
I think your really missing my point, I'm a guitar teacher and have been playing for
a long time and I'm not trying to find out what's hot or not and I don't care.
So go preach to someone else m8.
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Re: How many frets ?

22 to allow the neck pickup to sit right under the 24th fret harmonic spot, ŗ la Strat. it makes difference. also, i never run beyond the 16th fret, so who cares...
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