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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Vine Inlay... easy transition??

I'm having ET Guitars build me a vine inlay neck. I just can't resist. For you Jem owners with the inlay, how difficult was it getting used to a fretboard without dots?

Curious to hear your replies. Thanks folks.

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 02:08 AM
 
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Re: Vine Inlay... easy transition??

Well im not a jem owner yet, but i have a ESP F400 FM With a tribal inlay covering the whole neck, and for me it too a bit of getting use to but after about a week i was fine.
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Re: Vine Inlay... easy transition??

It's not really a problem man. My guitar has a cocobolo fretboard that's just beautiful, so i left it inlay-less except for abalone purfling and an inlay on the 11-13th fret area. Unless you're a beginner, if you've gotten a feel for the fretboard you should be just fine.
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Re: Vine Inlay... easy transition??

its not a problem you get used to it and its like dots there are pearloid big leafs at the 3-5-7 etc
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Re: Vine Inlay... easy transition??

As Kerem said, took me about 30min to get used to. No problem at all.
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Re: Vine Inlay... easy transition??

I found the same to be true...you almost don't even notice.
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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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Well... I have a Yamaha RGX with no inlays... and I didn't even notice any difference! As long as it has dide markers, it's alright, I suppose.
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Re: Vine Inlay... easy transition??

snap - its easy to get used to and now ive played one for a while I find it easier that dots etc.
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Re: Vine Inlay... easy transition??

yup like everyone else, at first you look at it and you think 'oh god wha a mess how will i jump to fret 7 etc and know its that without counting!' But you end up kinda ignoring the stem and as stated the big leafs are your normal markers where dots would be, it doesn't take long to get used to

My hats off go to the guys who play necks with no markers
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Re: Vine Inlay... easy transition??

I prefer no inlays or side markers... if they are there (such as dots), I try to ignore them. IMO, visual reference ("anchors") are bad. Then again, I heard Yo Yo Ma MUST have side markers (at the very least) or else he is lost Damn 4 stringers...
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I prefer no inlays or side markers... if they are there (such as dots), I try to ignore them. IMO, visual reference ("anchors") are bad. Then again, I heard Yo Yo Ma MUST have side markers (at the very least) or else he is lost Damn 4 stringers...
Agreed. Learn where you are on your fretboard by the sound, not by visual reference.
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Agreed. Learn where you are on your fretboard by the sound, not by visual reference.

aye but last thing you wanna be doing is going 'oops wrong one!' in front of people

but i know what you mean
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post #13 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 05:29 PM
 
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Re: Vine Inlay... easy transition??

It is no problem, I don't own a Jem but everyone I've picked up I can play just as well as a guitar with dots. Just I don't really use dots much anyway
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post #14 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 05:52 PM
 
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I can play a guitar with dot inlays and tree of life inlay with leds :P
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Re: Vine Inlay... easy transition??

I have dots on my guitar, but I played in several others with different types of inlay. What I found out, is that as long as there are side dots, I can play with no problems
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