#1
What is up with this thing. I can't figure it out, and the guy who posted it on this other forum has no clue what it is either.:

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#2
holy sh*t! that's warwick for ya
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#4
yea that is disturbing
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#6
Ya, it looks weird, but I would love to mess around on it. Even though I am clueless as to its purpose.
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#8
*falls to floor*

holy crap, what is TAHT?!
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#9
i would imagine it to be either two different scale lengths or just a piece of art. im leaning more towards the latter
#10
Maybe they're just painted on as artwork and it is actually fretless? Hell, that would be confusing to play.
#11
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#12
Couldn't it have something to do with it's intonation. I saw in some guitar magazine that some company had made a neck with weird looking frets to get perfect intonation across all the neck.
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#13
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Couldn't it have something to do with it's intonation. I saw in some guitar magazine that some company had made a neck with weird looking frets to get perfect intonation across all the neck.


It sure does. It's an lesser seen are harder to make alternative to fanned frets. It is pretty interesting, but I don't see the point of it when you're playing with another guitar. (Unless the guitar is also fretted like that.)

I don't even want to imagine how hard that would have been to do.

*EDIT: Upon a second look, it appears to have been made for complete visual appeal. There are alot of extra/missing frets.

Ex. There are two fretts before the first whole frett on B/E/A but only one on D/G. The logic doesn't make sense.
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#14
There seems to be a lot of extra frets, I think it's that intonation said above, but who knows. It could be some guy living in a basement making a warwick look wicked trying to make a bit of cash.
#15
I had a brain burp. I completely forgot what it was called.

On most basses, frets are not positioned EXACTLY where the pitch of the note is. These basses have the frets exactly where each note is, in order to have much better intonation than normal or fanned frets.

This should help a bit. Its kind of hard to explain.
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=162996&highlight=warwick+thumb+frets
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=155697&highlight=Microtonal
http://www.justintonation.net/whatisji.html


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#16
It's actually pretty innovative. G&L makes necks fretted like that as well, but I've never seen them on a Warwick. They're designed to give you extra "quarter step" notes, that normally would only be attainable on a fretless instrument. They come in very hande for eastern music.
#17
I should have guessed that it had something to do with perfect tone.
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#18
its for microtonal playing, ( i read the TB links )

as in..

our ocataves have 11 notes, but of course, you can fit more in there, this is what is called microtonal playing
#19
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I believe it is a custom order that allows you to play in really whacked out tunings and to use microtones ala fretless.

EDIT: Damn, beaten to it.
#20
what if you needed to do a bend and went off the fret, that seems kinda gay..
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The guy who ordered that needs to get with the program and just get a fretless.


Unless he wants to slap some eastern song.
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#25
i'm officially even more emotionally scarred than i was before.
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#26
Yeah, why doesnt he use a fretless, it be way more microtonal then something that has frets in the way!!

You can slap a fretless, it just feels different on your finger!
#27
And it sounds different, most of the time. I mean, maybe he wants it to sound the same way as a fretted bass. Or maybe he wanted it to be unique. Who is to really know why?
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