#1
this may seen like a stupid questions, but why exactly are frets 3, 5, 7, 9 and 12 marked? why not 2, 4, 6, 8?
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-Rocktron short timer delay pedal
-Boss RC-2 Loop pedal
#2
Because Jesus loves those odd numbers better than the other ones. Except for 12. 12's a jackass.


But seriously It's probably because of the harmonics. That's what I think.
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#3
because natural chords are formed on the 3,5,7, etc. It would be akward to mark positions where sharps and flats are fretted
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#4
Harmonics, and it's easier to read with the eyes. I mean if you had it on every other fret you'd get confused of where you are... at least there's some diversity.
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#5
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ma' gear: -Fender Stratocaster (Mexican) Left-handed
w/ push pull pot and series mod
-Ovation Acoustic-electric
-Vox Valvetronix ad30vt amp w/ effects loop mod
-Dunlop Crybaby Wah pedal
-Rocktron short timer delay pedal
-Boss RC-2 Loop pedal
#8
because were are you going to hide the worlds supply of abalone?
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#9
one of my friends old gibson acoustics has every whole note marked, im guessing thats how the markers came to be. Like white and black keys on a piano. Also, most of those spots have natural harmonics.
#10
The best natural harmonics

and to show you which frets are which, unless you can count to 17 in 0.2 seconds.