Guitars Made For Fast Playing

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Post by NoteBoat » February 18th, 2005, 5:40 pm

Jumbo frets are higher (and a touch wider) than regular frets. Because they're high, when you reach the fret and keep pushing your finger down, you're stretching the string between the fret and the bridge - so the note goes sharp.

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Post by Taso » February 18th, 2005, 8:10 pm

he says different things at different times. I think he just likes to hear himself being interviewed.

Lol. Good point... Agree with you 100%

Anyways, who cares what Malmsteen says? Or any other guitar "god". Clapton doesn't use his pinky when he does solos, just his 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers. Does that mean all of us aspiring blues guitarists shouldn't use our pinkies? Obviously not.

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Post by Sly and the Family Stone » February 18th, 2005, 11:15 pm

i personally dont like the scalloped neck, it feels too flimsy, and i play better with my meatier strat. in the end i think it merely comes down to feel and personal preference. also, i found that with the scalloped neck, i found myself having to regulate the pressure of my fretting, which slowed me down, as opposed to just fretting the note regardless of pressure.

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Post by Megadethhead » March 21st, 2018, 12:42 pm

NoteBoat wrote:
February 15th, 2005, 11:25 am
If all you're interested in is speed for lead playing, you'll want to look at scalloped necks.

It's the fret (not your finger) that produces a tone. Scalloped necks are designed so your fingers won't actually touch the fretboard - you're just touching the string enough to make the fret sound the note. Press too hard and you'll go sharp - because you'll be bending the string and raising the pitch - but if you spend the time getting used the light touch, there's no question you'll play faster.... your fingers will sort of 'dance' on the strings without wasting energy banging up against the fingerboard.

The downside is you'll never play rhythm guitar with one; things like barre chords will be virtually impossible to produce in tune when you have more than one finger pressing on a string.

So if you want to be a one-trick-pony like Yngwie (who uses a scalloped neck), try one out.
First of all, If you can play like Yngwie you can play anything, so no Yngwie is not a one trick pony because once you have technique that you can play anything. Second of all the best playing guitar is the one that you set up yourself.

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Post by NoteBoat » March 31st, 2018, 3:20 pm

Megadethhead wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 12:42 pm
If you can play like Yngwie you can play anything
I strongly disagree.

Yngwie plays single note lines and nothing else. That's not being able to "play anything".

He does what he does very well, but that's all he does.
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Re: Guitars Made For Fast Playing

Post by alessiomarkz » April 20th, 2018, 1:21 am

Could those life taking plays are authentic in those guitar world ?

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Post by localguitarist » May 29th, 2018, 3:13 pm

Don't really think that really matters when it comes to personalization and playing the guitar. People will have their preferences and so on

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