On another thread, someone posted about the FretTraX system I was curious and looked it up. Cool stuff. It sparked a memory. When I lived in LA in the 80's there was an article in one of the local musicians magazines about a luthier at Guitar Center (or another shop?) that was doing a midi conversion for basses. The conversion required the removal of the fret board for wiring. They redid the frets and cut them between each string to isolate them electrically and I think they either cut the bridge to isolate it, put mono bridges on, or maybe they had a custom bridge for that conversion. The design was that when you pressed the string down to the fret, it made an electrical connection and that was converted to a MIDI note that was sent out a midi cable to your choice of devices. If I remember correctly, the latency was zero because of the simplicity. At that time any type of guitar to midi had horrible latency. I don't think it had the capability to bend the notes. I wonder if anybody else remembers that? Am I crazy?