I hoped you'd chime in Rich 😉 being a JS
lover. Thanks. that article is indeed very old, but I am surprised to find so little about this. A lot of people thought the JS
was multiradius but that reflected the back of the neck, not the fretboard. I couldn't imagine joe with his 250mm, indeed 9.85" fixed radius having the necessary high action to keep bends clean and even reverse trem pulls not chocking out. This article is the only thing I could find on this setup. I asume it is still correct then? Odd the js
just does not come with a multiradius fretboard... I think it might feel odd the have taller fretspace near the edges compared to the center.
A bit hard to exactly imagine what you mean but I'm getting a visual. I made a drawing:
Looking at the drawing, to rephrase if you don't mind: So you put a leveling beam over the full length of the neck between the D and G string, with your left hand you hold the left tip of the beam centered at the nut. with the right hand you grab the right half of the beam to put pressure on the beam fret 10->22. with the right hand you stroke perpendicular to the strings up and down. Is that correct?
Some additional questions:
- if you don't surpass the edges of the 22th fret with the file, then only the center zone of let's say fret 12 meets the beam. But you need to cover the whole fret or you will have a center flat plateau. On the other hand you don't want to surpass the edges of fret 22 because then you will start taking too much material of the edges of the higher frets. How do you handle that?
-How do you measure how far along you are? I have radius gauges.
-How much will be nocked of at fret 22 in the center? (in my drawing I mention a gradual knock off in the center going from 0.1 to 1.0mm as an example. Witch 0 knock off at the edges all along)
Thanks for having a closer look 😉