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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2002, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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FLO's 1st & 2nd Frets ?

Has anyone noticed on Steve's website that the picture on WWW.Vai.Com/Sights_sounds.html shows Flo (555 neck) with strange looking 1st and 2nd frets ? They look like the "Fretwave " frets as used on Frank Gambale's signature guitar shown on http://WWW.Yamaha.Com/Menuitems/Pane...ESFG/AESFG.htm

Has anyone else noticed this ? I am sorry if I have already missed this topic.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2002, 09:16 AM
 
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Yep, we all (well, most anyways) know about this. Not sure if it's the Fretwave specifically, but it's something like that.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2002, 09:34 AM
 
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Is there more than one FLO? The FLO I saw Steve playing at the Fire Strings concert last week had a normal VWH neck...

Also, what does a Fretwave do that normal frets don't???

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2002, 10:34 AM
 
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Fretwave systems alter the intonation of the guitar slightly to ensure perfect pitch across the fretboard. The Buzz Feinten (?) system works by changing the positions of all of the frets on the neck (I believe) whereas the Fretwave works by altering the shape of one/two of the frets.

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Fretwave systems alter the intonation of the guitar slightly to ensure perfect pitch across the fretboard. The Buzz Feinten (?) system works by changing the positions of all of the frets on the neck (I believe) whereas the Fretwave works by altering the shape of one/two of the frets.

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Feiten's system only involves the nut and an intonation adjustment.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2002, 04:55 AM
 
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Oh, right. Thanks.



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www.fretwave.com if anyone cares!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-18-2002, 10:19 AM
 
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I also saw Steve playing flo and it had indeed thr strange frets no 1 and 2. For better intonation of course...
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