#1
It may sound stupid, but I was just wondering why anybody would want a scalloped fretboard?
#4
More control over vibrato and string bending.
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#5
It also helps with shredding, because the strings don't have to touch the wood when you press them. all you have to do is lightly touch them so they make contact with the frets.
#6
Quote by qstionauthority
It also helps with shredding, because the strings don't have to touch the wood when you press them. all you have to do is lightly touch them so they make contact with the frets.


The same with non scalloped frets
#7
It's one of those things that goes both ways really.. some shredders really like it, other people find them awkward and pointless.. you should try one out to see if you like it.
But really, it's used for speed and control of bends and vibrato, as the others have said
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#9
The reason that scalloped frets are superior is that they eliminate any finger to wood contact, making bends much smoother- no energy is wasted pushing against the fingerboard.