[linux-audio-user] in tune - stupid thread [WAS: Tuning Program or wav files?]

John Check j4strngs at bitless.net
Wed Dec 22 16:43:58 EST 2004

On Tuesday 21 December 2004 11:41 am, Michal Seta wrote:
> tim hall <tech at glastonburymusic.org.uk> writes:
> > Yes, I came across a Viola da Gamba designed to play Persian scales.
> > Moveable gut frets. Possibly a little simpler than you had in mind.
> Gambas have moveable gut frets by default.  I almost thought of using
> a similar technique for the guitar.  The problem is that the fretboard
> is too flat for this to make sense.  On an electric guitar it's almost
> feasible but the frets should be made with some other material than
> gut.  My guess is that the gut will get easily damaged or cut under
> steel strings.
> ./MiS

What if,  instead of a wire we use a hoop, as on a barrel? This'd go around 
the fingerboard so the mechanicals to lock it down would be inside the neck. 
Or even a cable going through a tube, which would act like a bearing when 
it's time to reposition. 

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