Poll: XJ frets, good or bad for a novice.
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XJ frets=good
57 85%
XJ frets=bad
10 15%
Voters: 67.
#1
XJ frets for a novice guitarist? any comments and experience very much appreciated.
#2
Good, forces you to develop a light touch. It'll punish you immediately if you press too hard since the pitch will sharpen noticably.

So, it's good for your technique.
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#3
Quote by Kanthras
Good, forces you to develop a light touch. It'll punish you immediately if you press too hard since the pitch will sharpen noticably.

So, it's good for your technique.


is this talking from experience? and many have said with chords, if fingers played not near the fret itself, the notes become out of tune etc.

Anything you can add?
#4
Good will give you light touch.
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#6
It doesn't really matter, you will develop a preference.
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#7
i went through a whole extra-thin fret stage in my life.

Dark times, jumbo ftw.
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#8
Good

EDIT: Wait... Jumbo frets are when the fret is wider right? I know it's a noobish question.

EDIT2: Nevermind found out what it is. It would probably be harder for a beginner.
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#9
I happen to like really small frets, so I put bad
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#10
jumbo frets are good no matter what level your on
but its really preference...i like jumbo or maple either
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#11
I would personally say good, but most guitars arent jumbo frets,
so if you want speed, stick to regular, plus itll
make you a better player in a long run.
But thats my 2 cents.
#14
I like a balance of size the fender style med/jumbos are just about right. For me if the frets huge it's hard to get clean notes out of the higher frets
#15
Gets you used to em, as most guitars (high end) have XJ frets...well, the guitars I like. hehe.
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#16
Quote by Kanthras
Good, forces you to develop a light touch. It'll punish you immediately if you press too hard since the pitch will sharpen noticably.

So, it's good for your technique.


+1

I started out on regular frets and few months later got a jumbo fret guitar and had to relearn everything again. But i liked it because it got me out of my bad habits of pressing to hard and made develop a light touch. Then i switched to XJ and being already used to jumbos it was a breeze and now i love XJ's the best...
#17
Quote by IbanezPsycho
+1

I started out on regular frets and few months later got a jumbo fret guitar and had to relearn everything again. But i liked it because it got me out of my bad habits of pressing to hard and made develop a light touch. Then i switched to XJ and being already used to jumbos it was a breeze and now i love XJ's the best...


did the XJ frets affect chords or anything like that? (negativly)
#18
bad idea. guitarists who have a 'light touch' are lame.
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#19
Jumbo frets all the way. I even want my guitars to have jumbo frets and be scalloped.

Scallop+jumbo frets=win
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#20
Quote by Epic_chef
did the XJ frets affect chords or anything like that? (negativly)



Nope, only way its going to effect anything is if you press down to hard. And heres the thing your still pressing down normally its not like you have barley touch them. Fretting a note is the same on any guitar. It's just when you have regular size frets your used to your strings touching or almost touching the wood. Since the frets are raised your going down the same distance but if you try and take it to the fretboard your gonna go out of tune... People just call it a light touch because you don't have the luxury of using the fretboard as a stopping point. Hope that makes since..
#21
Quote by IbanezPsycho
Nope, only way its going to effect anything is if you press down to hard. And heres the thing your still pressing down normally its not like you have barley touch them. Fretting a note is the same on any guitar. It's just when you have regular size frets your used to your strings touching or almost touching the wood. Since the frets are raised your going down the same distance but if you try and take it to the fretboard your gonna go out of tune... People just call it a light touch because you don't have the luxury of using the fretboard as a stopping point. Hope that makes since..


It did. 3 Cheers for that.