The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106618   Message #2204446
Posted By: Richard Bridge
29-Nov-07 - 02:10 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Zero Frets
Subject: RE: Tech: Zero Frets
Funny, I remember when this thread started posting that I agreed with Obie.

John's first premise, that a string open at the nut will sound stronger than the same string open to a zero fret is surely suspect.

As for Phil's comment, no,it's shedloads easier to get a nice low evenly tapered action from a zero fret than from a nut - unless you overdo it in which case it's easier to cut and re-fill a nut than to fit a new fret - but you do have a bit more fun getting the strings out of the way to file across the zero fret, and you do have to re-crown it after filing across.