#1
i have always said i wouldnt buy a fender with 21 frets but for some reason when i am tryng the fenders i really dont go to the high notes that much and now having a 21 fret guitar doesnt feel limited anymore.

does anyone else feel limited with 21 frets?
#2
yeah, guitars with less than 24 frets feel all wrong. i cant stand it. i gotta have mah space!
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#4
I hate when I play Killing in the name of with 21 frets.

During the solo u hit 22 on one of the strings, I think its D or wait G....nah its D...I dont wanna pick up my guitar.

Sometimes those extra frets r needed, and its annoying as ****.
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I hate when I play Killing in the name of with 21 frets.

During the solo u hit 22 on one of the strings, I think its D or wait G....nah its D...I dont wanna pick up my guitar.

Sometimes those extra frets r needed, and its annoying as ****.


i dont think that song goes up to 22 frets ever haha
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#7
i feel limited but it wouldnt be a deciding factor when buying a guitar. I do enjoy having the full two octaves tho.
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#9
I would make very limited use of the extra tone of range that 24 frets would provide. I'm happy with my 22 (on a Fender, much less).
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#10
Whenever I absolutely MUST have a note higher than my guitar can naturally acheive, I'll either bend or do a type of natural harmonic where I put a left hand finger an octave below the note that I want, put my right index finger where the higher fret would be if the neck had the fret, and pick with my thumb to get a natural harmonic.
#11
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i dont think that song goes up to 22 frets ever haha


Well the tab I got of it went 2 22 on the solo, the second time u drop down u only play as high as 17.
#12
....thats why I bought a Jackson in addition my strat.....but now I am getting confused going past 19 on the Jackson....I stll play better and faster on my Strat.
#13
You can always count with the bending and the pinch harmonics which can play notes that would be the +30th fret on a guitar.
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21 frets doesn't bother me. Why? It's a magical thing called a bend

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#15
why would you need to play the 22nd fret on the D string? you could just use a lower fret on a higher string. seems pointless.
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#16
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You can always count with the bending and the pinch harmonics which can play notes that would be the +30th fret on a guitar.

There's a difference between a pinch harmonic and a fretted note.
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#17
Quote by Me2NiK
There's a difference between a pinch harmonic and a fretted note.


The tone may not be the same, but you can have the same note.
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#18
Most people don't stretch that far up the range of their guitars as they believe. I rarely stretch above the 19th fret except for chords. That and 24 fret guitars sound.. weird. The neck pickup sounds dead and sterile on every 24fretter I've played.
#19
Quote by RockAddict311
I hate when I play Killing in the name of with 21 frets.

During the solo u hit 22 on one of the strings, I think its D or wait G....nah its D...I dont wanna pick up my guitar.

Sometimes those extra frets r needed, and its annoying as ****.


You don't go up to the 22nd in Killing In The Name, you barely have to go past the 12th.

It seems ridiculous to not want a guitar because you know one song that needs that fret. It's only one extra note, which you can either bend to, or play an octave down.

I don't see why someone would need 24 frets, I only know about 3 songs that use it.
#23
On my tele I have 21 frets but I only go to 20 for Turn it Again
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