First time for fanned frets

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  1. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    So I was at a local store this weekend and they had a fanned fret guitar. I asked to play it and got a green light!

    I looked at it with a small amount of inner fear, hoping not to suck trying to play this thing. To my surprise it was very easy to adapt to it. Chords and scales with a fair amount of ease. The only thing that stood out was a fair amount of reach with scales on the sixth string and my pinky.

    I would be open to getting one of these if I found a deal on a PRS.
     
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  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I was apprehensive the first time I tried one too. For the most part, playing it was seamless, though visually distracting if I thought about it.
     
  3. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    I would be open to one.
     
  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Which local store? I've always been curious, as well.
     
  5. ThePod

    ThePod New Member

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    How do the strings and tone respond to bends? That is my biggest apprehension about fanned frets. I am afraid they would go out of tune with each bend.
     
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  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I didn’t explicitly try this with any of the fan frets I tried (three so far), but really don’t think it is a problem. The fret angle will make a bit of a difference in the tune, but I bend by ear so just stop when I get to the level I want to reach. The string does come back to tune.
     
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  7. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    I tried one from a certain S brand a while back. Super comfortable to play. I would definitely be interested if PRS made a production model with fanned frets.
     
  8. TRJC24PRS

    TRJC24PRS Possibly A New Member

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  9. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    A little rich for my blood. I'm talking a Core level model.
     
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  10. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Booyakasha!

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    I live in a parallel universe.
     
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  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I kind of like tangents.
     
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  12. BWV548

    BWV548 New Member

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    Mine seems quite Lobachevskian these days
     
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  13. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Seems to me that you all are being a little obtuse.
     
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  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Booyakasha!

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    It was my lame attempt at a joke saying I like my frets all normal and sh!t.
     
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  15. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Aw fa-shiznit.....I thought we were goofing about angles of the dangle, and such.
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Booyakasha!

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    I didn’t even get that until now, my brain is mush.
     
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  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    You need tacos, tequila, and a spliff
     
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  18. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Who doesn’t?
     
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  19. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Booyakasha!

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    Are you saying that as my doctor or my lawyer?
     
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  20. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    As a PRS player, both?

    “I’m not a doctor or lawyer but I did just play my PRS...”
     
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