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Thread #111976   Message #2365144
Posted By: Mooh
13-Jun-08 - 12:33 PM
Thread Name: Tech: fan fret guitars
Subject: RE: Tech: fan fret guitars
Partial barres are easier than they look, particularly so with wide stretches. There are fans and then there are fans. The difference between the longest and shortest scales is too much on a few I've tried. There is a compromise to be reached between scale length, playability, tone, and a willing builder. I found them especially useful for non-standard tunings with 5ths or greater intervals between lower strings. For example, I feel a fan fret would be great for Robert Fripp's "new standard" tuning (CGDAEG, low to high).

Fwiw.

Peace, Mooh.