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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2001, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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whats the difference between jumbo and medium jumbo frets?what exactly does scalloped frets do to your advantage?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2001, 07:54 PM
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jumbo are slightly larger than medium. get what is more comfortable to you. it also depends on how big your hands are. the scalloped frets make it easier to reach those higher frets, that if you play that far up the neck....
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-29-2001, 12:52 PM
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scalloped or not scalloped, you will be able to reach the upper registers the same. *there is no difference, like in the jems with the upper last few frets scalloped. *what will enable you to reach up higher and grab those notes is the type of neck joint used. *like on newer jems and the RG series (470 and 570 for example.) *this all-access neck joint enables you to reach up higher. *

a true scalloped neck where all the frets are scalloped, like on the yjm fender strat, actually makes it a little more difficult to play. *you can dig into the notes more but it is more difficult. *it's a feel thing. *go with what you like.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-30-2001, 12:35 AM
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Scalloping allows you to have better control with vibrato's since there is no wood for your fingers to rub against.

Most people don't mind a scalloped neck once they have played one for awhile. They do take some getting use to because you have to seperate from your mind that your fingers actually have to hit the fret board to make a note.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-30-2001, 01:09 AM
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umm.. there's info on scalloped frets somewhere on the site... can't remember where... do a search for "scallop" in these forums... there are many post's on this.

Basically, if you want to know what I read on this site written by glen or someone. The scallops allow(are supposed to allow) greater sustain from that part of the neck due to the lack of wood at the heel joint and the length of string that is left to vibrate... *

That's what I understood anyway. Please correct me, Glen, Rich? anyone? Bueller?

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-30-2001, 11:40 AM
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I had Brian scallop my 7620 neck and I love it !
Fully scalloped all the way down from 1-24. You can get a WICKED vibrato due to no wood to restrict your fingers. The one obstacle is that you have to adapt the way you play in that it only requires a light touch to play now, so you need to make sure you don't press too hard and cause the notes to go sharp. Once you get the hang of it, you tend to play more quickly. I like it, but others may not... who can say.
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