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