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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2006, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Question UV scalloping question


Has any of the UV owners amongst us scalloped the 21st-24th frets of his/her non-AANJ UV? If yes, did it improve tone and accessibility in these regions? Is it worthwhile?

I'm considering having my UV scalloped to improve access/tone.

Thank you in advance for any input.


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2006, 06:18 PM
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Re: UV scalloping question

probably depends on what your used to, and what you feel comfortable with. since discovering it ive scalloped all my superstrats, either 21-24 or 18-21. so its good for me :-)
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Exclamation Re: UV scalloping question

I think I'll definitely have 21-24th frets scalloped when I take "Set", my UV7BK, to my luthier for a complete checkup as soon as my Jem is back from having its vine laid in.

I think that it will only improve tone, since the '97 UV's are basically Jem's with an added 7th string. If it worked for the non-AANJ Jems, why shouldn't it work for non-AANJ UV's??

What do the experts on the forum (ppl like Rich and guitar builders) think of this assumption?

I would love to hear your voice on this, since I don't want to "risk" my main axe without some positive input.


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Re: UV scalloping question

Scalloping would only be cosmetic in my opinion. As you may know the only reason the Jem was scalloped was to improve the sound of the last 4 frets due to the over hang of the fret board ( and this was all pre AANJ ). Essentially there was no maple under the last 4 frets so scalloping helped bring the notes alive again, a Billy Sheehan trick if I recall correctly. The Uv's had full fingerboard to neck coverage,,, essentially rendering this mod as being cosmetic only. Granted it would look cool but would have no real use or benefit.

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