freddu1
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#1
Right now my PRS Mike Mushok baritone has 22 frets and I find the stretches a little tough sometimes, I'm not sure how it works with frets but would it be possible to add frets by changing the spacings of the frets?
Roc8995
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#2
No.


Well, technically it could be done, but only in the same way that you could change a cat into a hamburger. It's an unpleasant process, and nobody is happy with the result.
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#3
No. No.
The frets on your guitar are in the position they are for a reason.
They innotate the note on that part of the string.
Like violins or other fretless instruments don't have frets, but you have to fret down the exact position to get the right note. Its the same with guitar, except tat position is deterimed by the frets and the innotation.

You could possibly add 24 frets, but that doesn't change the position of the existing frets, it merely would add them past the 22nd fret.

If you find the stretches tough due to the longer scale length then you'll have to get used to it, or play a shorter scale guitar.
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freddu1
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#4
So does that mean 24 fret guitars are always a different scale length than 22s?
Roc8995
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#5
No.

Adding two frets on to the end of the board isn't impossible,though it is wildly impractical on your particular guitar. That would make it a 24 fret with the same scale length. Channging the scale length like you asked in the first post is not feasible on a set neck guitar. It's not even a great idea on most bolt ons.
Basically, there are precious few situations where adding frets or changing the scale length are a good, practical idea. Since you have a set neck guitar you are stuck with the original neck, frets, and scale.
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#6
Quote by freddu1
So does that mean 24 fret guitars are always a different scale length than 22s?


no.

it has 2 smaller frets above the 22 that already exist.

the frets are placed at predetermined points along the fingerboard. guitars with more frets simply have a longer fingerboard as opposed to having a greater number frets in the same amount of space.

if you were to take a 22 fret fingerboard and divide it into 24 similarly proportioned intervals, you would not have a playable guitar.
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#7
Quote by Roc8995
No.


Well, technically it could be done, but only in the same way that you could change a cat into a hamburger. It's an unpleasant process, and nobody is happy with the result.


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#8
Quote by Roc8995
No.


Well, technically it could be done, but only in the same way that you could change a cat into a hamburger. It's an unpleasant process, and nobody is happy with the result.


I don't like cats, but I do like hamburgers- therefore, I believe that I would be happy with the result.


seriously, not even worth thinking about!
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#9
If you want to add a few "limited" frets, you can try raising the pole pieces on the neck pickup, and also raising the pick height to adjust the pitch. It's not a great solution, but it can sometimes be used with [some] success. And could also add a put a metal strip of some sort on the slugs, since you can't raise them like you can the screw pole pieces.
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#10
Pffffft 22 frets is plenty...........................


But seriously, this is a terrible idea
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#11
Quote by Roc8995
No.


Well, technically it could be done, but only in the same way that you could change a cat into a hamburger. It's an unpleasant process, and nobody is happy with the result.

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Well, technically it could be done, but only in the same way that you could change a cat into a hamburger. It's an unpleasant process, and nobody is happy with the result.
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#12
Sell it and buy an SE Cu24?
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