Falcon/Phoenix fret dots -- make 'em visible?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Seamus, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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  2. Seamus

    Seamus Synchromatic

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    Now THAT is good!
     
  3. Seamus

    Seamus Synchromatic

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    Now THAT is good
    Although I bet it would, ironically, be hard to see those on a Phoenix neck in bright light!
     
  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Various guitar lighting systems have been done before. Gimmicky at best.
     
  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    There's a pedal out that can "detune" your guitar's signal. A, B, and E flat means you're likely dealing with sax players. Make them play in A, B, and E like normal people.
     
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  6. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    Yep.
     
  7. Seamus

    Seamus Synchromatic

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    That's what they said about Steinbergers, too, and now we all play nothing else! :)
     
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  8. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    I played Steinbergers during the ninties and early 2000 nearly exclusively. I may state that these guitars are the most clever constructed guitars ever, imho.
    If I had the financial means I would buy one again in a heartbeat.
     
  9. Seamus

    Seamus Synchromatic

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    Interesting! Only ever played one once. Definitely clever and innovative, if very rare in the wild.
     
  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    "We all"?
    I like Steinbergers. Innovative design, no frills, great new take on the guitar. I've even seen a Cort bass copy of one, among other copies. The only thing Steinberger might've copied was a Gretsch Bikini.
     
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  11. Seamus

    Seamus Synchromatic

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    Just being sarcastic for humor's sake, is all, given that I haven't seen one played in 20 years or more! :)

    Innovation -- good, bad, or indifferent -- really doesn't seem to take hold easily among guitar players. I'm as guilty as anyone -- playing a guitar design from 60 years ago through an amp from the same era. I don't want to "improve" it. But I suppose it's not our fault that guitar tone was so exquisite six decades back!

    And I wouldn't install guitar lighting for love nor money. But I may have found the answer (kidding, to be clear!):


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  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    I shudder to imagine how sticky the fingerboard would be in a short time. It looks more confusing than helpful.
     
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  13. Seamus

    Seamus Synchromatic

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    Totally! Hard to imagine how that would improve anything. Like adding an extra step of reading Cyrillic to just, you know, memorizing patterns.
     
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