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#4
It's pretty common to use frets above 24 to notate pick-slides/scrapes. Other than that if someone is "tabbing" flutes, violins or keyboards for effect, those theoretical frets will often be used as they're above a guitar's pitch range.

If that's even what you're asking.
GaryBillington
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#5
My initial reaction was that he's asking why there are sometimes 30+ versions of a tab.

If that was the question:
1 - a lot of it is because of the different tab formats (standard tab, chords, uke, bass, power tab, guitar pro etc)
2 - a lot because there are different versions of a song to be tabbed
3 - the main reason is because back in the good old days before tab approval everything submitted was pretty much automatically added to the site creating lots of duplication.
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WingSee
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#6
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#7
Quote by WingSee
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My guess is that it's a drum tab or a tab for some other instrument with a higher range than guitar, or else whoever tabbed it is an idiot.
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#8
Quote by Junior#1
My guess is that it's a drum tab or a tab for some other instrument with a higher range than guitar, or else whoever tabbed it is an idiot.

That does look like drum tabs, but I've seen many tabs where they were mashed together like it's a super high fret. What's wrong with that? I always figured it'd be quite clear it's two separate notes.
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#9
Quote by WingSee
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Where, exactly is this coming from? That would certainly help us give an actual answer rather than guessing.
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#10

Originally Posted by WingSee
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Where, exactly is this coming from? That would certainly help us give an actual answer rather than guessing.


^This - I know Ibanez has a guitar with 30 frets, and I thought the tab might be for that (for some reason) but those are way too high to be for any guitar.
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