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right on or between?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by --Wang--, Jan 6, 2002.

  1. Just curious, but:

    with your fretting hand, do you play right on top of the frets, relatively close to the fret, or smack dab in between frets on the dot markers?
  2. i play fast music.. aint got time to aim... just somewhere in between the frets :)
  3. Si-bob


    Jun 30, 2001
    Hemel Hempstead, UK
    Focusrite / Novation
    for the best results, try and aim for just behind the fret, if u hit it right on the fret, you'll probly get fret buzz, and if u hit to far away from the fret, then you'll also get fretbuzz.....so yeah.....just behind the fret is best

  4. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    I try to aim just behind the frets. My fingers are short, though, so there are times I can't reach that far.
  5. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    almost right on top of the fret, just behind it actually. That's where the best tone will be produced.. plus you get the added bone-us of being better off when playing fretless since you're already used to playing everything where it's going to be in tune. :)

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