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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Warpeg, Aug 13, 2019.
Sounds like a bunch of hooie to me.
I'm sure it makes the bass better for metal... I think that's like the third law of goth?
I'm sure there's a reason why this happens, but it sounds like somebody brought in the marketing department to come up with an explanation for the side effect of a manufacturing defect.
Oh well. At least you won't need to pay for one of these...
so it´s a "feature" of the custom shop bass... mmmmhhh...
I believe that this form of fret dressing is what was indicated on the spec sheet as "Ghost Fretting".
I also believe the Customer Service rep that the OP corresponded with has no real understanding of what goes on, so pulled the wrong definition off the net, rather than asking someone in the shop. Perhaps it's something new, that only 1 or 2 people in the Custom Shop can do, and isn't yet documented.
That was my first thought. Making Dead Spots a feature. Marketing 3.0
Who ya gonna call...?
So does a Lead Block at the forth fret keep a ghost from fretting your bass?
For example see : TSA X-ray 1977 4001 Jetglo
And as a follow-up question: Would a garlic wreath keep a vampire from fretting said bass?
You guys really aren't paying attention. It's a Chapman guitar:
Chapman Guitars Ghost Fret
Fender Custom Shop :
"We don't know what it is."
"We don't know what it does."
"You're paying extra for it."
Their business model is very simple:
You want us to add a feature? That's extra
You want us to do something different? That's extra
You want us to not do something? That's extra
They make nice gear, I'll give them that, but yeah, the whole point of "custom" is whatever you do or don't want, you're paying for the privilege of not wanting the stock thing.
I’ve certainly noticed this happen with super dead strings. When the tension and mass of the string get wonky enough due to corrosion and repeated stretching, you can get apparent “wrong notes” to ring out. It’s due to a mess of overtones and destructive interference. Listen to “Stir it Up” by Bob Marley and you’ll hear that Family Man’s A’s are merely a suggestion of the note A, lol. The fundamental might be right, but the overtones sure make it sound out of tune. Or the fundamental is wrong, and the overtones make it acceptable as an A? I dunno, all I know is, it works in this case, it lends an old school charm to the song, and it’s hardly the most out of tune Bob Marley song.
I liked her on that shoe about being shipwrecked on an island.(a really big shoe).
Much better than that fancy movie star.
Could be Mrs. Howell is more age-appropriate?