Re: Official: New 24-fret JS on the way!
Yeah, I've pretty much become a 22-fret only guy for the last few years -- mainly because I think it sounds better, and I can generally come up with some workaround for grabbing those highest notes.
Awhile back I thought about trying to mod one of my 24-fret RTs by replacing the neck hummer with a single coil and moving it closer to the neck. But to match the placement of a standard 22-fretter, you pretty much have to put the pup all the way up against the 24th fret wire, minus the overhang. That wouldn't leave anything for the fret wire to hang onto -- that is, the slot would lay right at the end of the fretboard. So if they really moved the pup right where it needs to be, they must have come up with some kind of technical solution to that problem.
One way to do it might be to have a plate that attached to the end of the neck+fretboard, with the top of the plate being of the right dimensions and arc to serve as the fret itself. But I'll bet they came up with something a bit more elegant than that.
Last edited by stratoskier; 06-16-2009 at 04:28 PM.