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View Poll Results: scalloped or not?
scalloped w/XJ frets 6 21.43%
scalloped w/J frets 4 14.29%
scalloped w/M frets 4 14.29%
XJ frets 3 10.71%
J frets 5 17.86%
just medium 0 0%
who cares? 4 14.29%
other 2 7.14%
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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question scallop or?

i just wanna see what's the most popular of these options....and discuss what's the different between of them....is it better to change frets or scalloped the neck????
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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Re: scallop or?

Carve that baby!!!
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: scallop or?

btw here's one old guitar that i scalloped:
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...3/DSC02969.jpg

my first one!!
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Re: scallop or?

My guitars are soft scalloped from 15 fret till 24 fret.
It helps with bends.
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Re: scallop or?

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My guitars are soft scalloped from 15 fret till 24 fret.
It helps with bends.
yeah that's truht! it's only you and the string also helps for a good 8 finger tappin!
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btw here's one old guitar that i scalloped:
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...3/DSC02969.jpg

my first one!!
That looks to be a great job considering it was your first attempt. Did it turn out okay?
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 04:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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That looks to be a great job considering it was your first attempt. Did it turn out okay?
yeah dude! it works perfect! it's medium-jumbo frets and 24/24 scalloped!

by the way it's a bit difficult to make the scalloped.... :\ it takes 1hour per fret!

but ok look out the beauty!
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Re: scallop or?

The more jumbo-e the better. Scallops are +10000 (mainly cause they look cool, not that I've actually played a guitar with them unfortunately )

Though I never understood the bending-notes-over-pitch thing. Unless I do full chords/ barres my finger doesn't touch the fretboard on the wound strings (And often the g string). and I can put too much pressure and slightly raise the pitch with a normal fretboard anyways.


And 2 questions. Do scallops help with legato at all? And I also heard they help with sweeping somehow.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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Re: scallop or?

Scallops don't help me with legato especially. Sweeping is no different.

I find that they help me fret the higher notes cleanly, and also allows me some more expression through my fingers.
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The more jumbo-e the better. Scallops are +10000 (mainly cause they look cool, not that I've actually played a guitar with them unfortunately )

Though I never understood the bending-notes-over-pitch thing. Unless I do full chords/ barres my finger doesn't touch the fretboard on the wound strings (And often the g string). and I can put too much pressure and slightly raise the pitch with a normal fretboard anyways.


And 2 questions. Do scallops help with legato at all? And I also heard they help with sweeping somehow.
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Scallops don't help me with legato especially. Sweeping is no different.

I find that they help me fret the higher notes cleanly, and also allows me some more expression through my fingers.


look guys.....every custom shop to sell the scalloped idea, they said:
~better leggato
~better sweep pickin
~better tappin
~better bend bla bla bla bla

the truth it's a completely different technique....it doesn't make you a shreeder or faster or the guitar god....it's just give you more freely on the fretboard cause you ganna get more distance from the wood and plus more control of each string...

i have never tried all the options that i wrote in the poll but like i know from friends the pyramid of the distance start from:
(ddddaaa)
-medium frets
-jumbo frets
-xj frets
-medium frets w/scalloped
-jumbo frets w/scalloped
-xj frets w/scalloped

any way the point it's, we have to find a mid solution, how to give yourself a better technique..
..that's why many peoples they change gear or brands!

i scalloped few guitars and i believe (at least for me) you have to give time to learn that way....isn't better, but it's different

here's few pictures from my work:
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...3/DSC02265.jpg
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...3/DSC02275.jpg
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...3/DSC02292.jpg
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...3/DSC02969.jpg


cheers guys!
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-26-2009, 06:12 AM
 
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Re: scallop or?

g.milko, that's very impressive work dude. I'd love to be able to do that. Damn but if I lived a bit closer to you I'd send you one of my guitars to get done, paid of course!!
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-26-2009, 07:45 AM
 
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Re: scallop or?

I'm having a reversed headstock Fender neck scalloped as we speak.
The neck radius is also being contoured down to be more like an
Ibanez wizard profile. Can't wait to string this thing up!
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Cool Re: scallop or?

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g.milko, that's very impressive work dude. I'd love to be able to do that. Damn but if I lived a bit closer to you I'd send you one of my guitars to get done, paid of course!!
dudy....i love that job i can make anything you wanna have on your guitar
i'll have my own custom shop in a guitar shop in few months! (i hope that -_-)
i'm a lot exsited....check these new stuffs!
heres an old washburn model....i change it to a new think

http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...3/DSC03864.jpg
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...3/DSC03979.jpg
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...3/DSC03991.jpg
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...3/DSC03999.jpg
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...3/DSC04004.jpg


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I'm having a reversed headstock Fender neck scalloped as we speak.
The neck radius is also being contoured down to be more like an
Ibanez wizard profile. Can't wait to string this thing up!

ibanez i think it's around 400r - 430r ....i thought fender has vintage radius...is?? around 220r - 320r.....i have played with a lot of fenders...but i don't know....stratocaster it's to old for me....but prety i like the shiny maple frets :}
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-26-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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Re: scallop or?

My 7 strings are fully scalloped, and my 550 just the top 4 like the Jems.
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-26-2009, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: scallop or?

dude....i have a uv777, an 8string and i love fookin much the 7th! but there is no reason to have scalloped a sevenstring :\ that's my opinion....cause the tension of everyone fingers are less than a 7th or 6th string....that's why i designed the semi scalloped for my necks...

for tchnique harmony on each string...

take a look!

http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...3/DSC03979.jpg
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...3/DSC03991.jpg
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...3/DSC04004.jpg

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