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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-30-2004, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anybody know how the Optek Fretlight axe is wired?

I was wondering how they wired the neck on the Fretlight to switch scales and modes. Must have been a fairly complex schematic. Anybofy ever pop the rear covers on one?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 04:40 AM
 
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it has a wierd flat computer cable looking thing. i just had to look.
the fret light is a hoot by the way!!!!! i love mine!!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Any chance you could post or e-mail me pictures of the wiring?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 11:53 AM
 
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Could someone post a link as to what they're talking about, this sounds interesting
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Here ya go!

http://www.optekmusic.com/

Great training tool that has LED's at every position on the fretboard. By turning a couple of switches, you can have it light up whatever scale/mode you want. The new versions can be controlled externally and can even display the notes for entire songs. Kinda like tablature ON the fretboard.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 07:19 PM
 
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Hmm...neat idea, but kinda seems like more work than it's worth to set it up (didn't even check the price). It'd be cool if they had an option where it'd light up wherever you fretted (for a neat stage effect. Imagine the strobe effect you'd get from watching Vai in the dark )
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 04:26 AM
 
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Hmm. Pc connectivity... I wonder how hard it'd be to write a little application to get the lyrics to scroll across the fretboard as you're playing...
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2006, 05:35 PM
 
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Re: Anybody know how the Optek Fretlight axe is wired?

i have a 1995 model optek fretlight fg200 which i purchased new. someone plugged the wrong power supply in & damaged the initial curcuit board(where the power supply plugs in) . i'm looking for an old fg200 or a curcuit board out of one and/or a wiring schematic. i've been told a 1amp/9volt/positive tip power supply will work. any help appreciated. thanks,henry. email okay. 02/11/06. (need some lights)
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