The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106618 Message #2204157
Posted By: PoppaGator
28-Nov-07 - 04:20 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Zero Frets
Subject: RE: Tech: Zero Frets
Thanks for the explanation, JohnInKansas ~ makes a lot of sense.
My own opinion has always been based upon the observation, perhaps less-than-valid, that zero frets are generally featured on cheaper instruments and that therefore they must be in some way inferior to the usual arrangement. But after reading the above, I can understand why and how the zero-fret style could serve to give a more "even" tone, with less contrast between the sounds of fretted and open strings.
I'm kinda partial to the open-string "ringing" sound, myself ~ and not only because that gives me an excuse to stick with those "easier" first-position chords as much as possible...