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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Jumbo vs Medium ??

Hi

i just wanna ask what the difference between Jumbo frets and medium frets are??

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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Re: Jumbo vs Medium ??

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Hi

i just wanna ask what the difference between Jumbo frets and medium frets are??

Thanks in advance
look dude.... the jumbo frets makes the fingers more freely....away from the fingerboard.....the medium it's closer from vintage style! like old school bends...or slide (cause it's difficult to make a lot of leggatos)..
if you see the fretboard with medium frets, it's makin your fingers holdin on it! if get what i mean...
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Re: Jumbo vs Medium ??

wow.. that was clear as mud.
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wow.. that was clear as mud.
haha nice
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Re: Jumbo vs Medium ??

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look dude.... the jumbo frets makes the fingers more freely....away from the fingerboard.....the medium it's closer from vintage style! like old school bends...or slide (cause it's difficult to make a lot of leggatos)..
if you see the fretboard with medium frets, it's makin your fingers holdin on it! if get what i mean...
Wow...

I think what he was getting at was this...

Jumbo frets are taller and require a lighter touch on the strings to fret the note. You don't have to (and shouldn't for intonations reasons) push the strings all the way to the fretboard, eliminating the friction between your fingers and the wood.

I actually prefer vintage (small) or medium frets. I like to feel the board under my fingers and get a real grip on the neck. It doesn't slow me down a bit, but I'm hardly a shredder anyway, so I wouldn't notice if it did. I also have to concentrate a lot more when I'm playing a guitar with jumbos, otherwise I use the same grip and make all my notes a little sharp.

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