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#1 Archaikz

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 12:44 PM

Well im looking into buying a new guitar from ibanez and in there details for the guitar they talk about jumbo or medium frets. I take it this is the width until the next on starts or something. Should I get medium or jumbo frets? I had a epiphone special and i dont want the frets to be any smaller than what was on there. Were they jumbo or medium? I've looked on epiphones site but they dont tell. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 01:11 PM

forget it, i was wrong..i did i a ut-oh blink.gif
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Posted 28 August 2003 - 01:37 PM

It's not the spacing between the frets, it's the size of the fret wires themselves.

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 02:04 PM

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diefledermaus Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:37 pm    Post subject:  

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It's not the spacing between the frets, it's the size of the fret wires themselves.


Yeah, It's the wire. Don't listen to Blizzard, Archaikz. The spacing in between the frets has to do with the scale of the neck.

#5 airdog4125

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 02:16 PM

and as far as the scale goes, get a shorter one. they make stretches easier.

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 05:44 PM

unless of course, you want to get really good at stretching, in which case you would get a bigger scale....and take yoga


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#7 nnyrad

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 05:53 PM

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unless of course, you want to get really good at stretching, in which case you would get a bigger scale....and take yoga
There are a number of advntages in getter longer scale necks, that isn't one of them. The main one is far better intonation.

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 06:21 PM

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get jumbo, because once you get passed the 15th fret it gets tiny and my fingers can fit in better, on like medium i can hardly do it i gotta tilt my fingers a certain way..sigh..and most guitars that i know of have jumbo frets.


well ###### me, lol..we all learned something new today..lol..i like jumbo anyway.....
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Posted 29 August 2003 - 07:31 AM

jumbo frets are good because you dont have to push down as hard to get a sound, and smaller frets tend to have less control over a note... more buzzing and dead notes are much more common

#10 Archaikz

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 01:35 PM

Well thanks for the help. But if the guitar company doesnt tell whether there medium or jumbo how would you tell what they were? Also are jackson guitars good. I just saw one in your sig they look pretty cool but have no idea how they play.

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 04:28 AM

It's the width and crown (height) of the frets. I prefer jumbo frets myself. some guitar repair supply places give fret specifications. One like www.stewmac.com probably would.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:50 PM

I am also looking into buying a new guitar, an Ibanez jet king JTK 4, it has medium frets. My current guitar is a Washburn lyon. I don't what kind of frets it has, but I know I don't have to push very hard on the strings. Does anybody know what kind of frets it has, so I know if I'll be able to play the new one well.

#13 SmashySmashy

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:20 PM

To answer your question, it's just the size of the frets in terms of thickness. It varies from guitar model and brands, I think Gibson uses medium-jumbo frets whereas Fender and Ibanez use mediums because they are thinner. Jumbo frets are huge, usually found on hollowbodies more then anything, even medium-jumbo are kind of a hybrid of the two.

Just as an FYI, please don't bump up really old topics like this.

#14 ninjato

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 08:16 AM

I like jumbo frets. Less effort to pay but also can be bent out of tune by fretting too hard.

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 01:06 AM

Jumbo frets for me here to. Ive re-fretted every guitar i have now with bass frets smile.gif



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