• seal se7en

    22 Frets vs. 24 Frets.

    Besides the two extra frets on a 24 fret guitar. What's the advantages and disadvantages on a 24 and 22 fret guitar? Does anyone actually use the 2 extra frets? Maybe soloing?

    -Thanks.

    • InVinoVeritasXXX

      Sometimes you need those high notes, sometimes you don't.

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    • Pushead

      *groan*

      You realize it's only the second octave if you're playing an open string, right? You guys read too many Ed Roman articles.

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    • MikeC

      I keep atleast one guitar with each. I guess there better or worse for different things, so really it's just all a matter of opinion.

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    • robbo22

      its only a node if it doesnt move, u should know that, and if that were true you'd just get the note thats 2 octaves higher, but its predominantly (understatement of a word) the original note
      (if we're only talking about open strings. i could say the same for fretted notes)

      and this is only true if you use the neck pickup jackass. go listen to some music, pretty sure the bridge pickup dominates in music.

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    • Greatdeceiver

      guys whats this bashing all about?It is common sense that 27 frets is the only way to go. :P

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    • DeathrollJM

      24 fret guitars, even if you don't use the extra two still give you a s2 frte clearence at around the 15th fret, making it easer and more natural to play most of the common range of notes played beyond the 12th fret.

      I checked this out between my 21 fret strat, fret m-207 and f-50, while you have to start playing with your thumb at the heal of the neck pocket by the 14th fret with the strat, on the f-50 the neck pocket and the neck pocket "curvature" on the neck it self wont start until about the 17th fret (thats a 3 fret extension). This makes the zone from the 13-17 fret play like the lower register of the fret board and not like you playing you are against the body, you're achieve more hand clearance for those notesuntil you hit the 17th fret.

      therefore, the 24 fret makes the "upper mids register" more comfortable to play, unless you like your hands cramped up against the body of the neck with your thumb at an awkward angle to the heal.

      even so the neck pickup difference isn't much, the 24 neck pup will be a tab bit brighter and as said before, this can be counteracted with dialing in your tone, it won't sound noticeable, if any at all, i think the 1/2 inch difference doesn't do anything to the tone, but thats just me, and i don't like to have a loose sound, i like the bottom end to be as tight as possible, so i avoid the neck pickups unless I am in a clean channel. Even then the 1/2 to an 1" difference is hardly noticeable.

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    • Bridge The Void

      Alright, Pushead or someone else clear this up for me, lots of physics in this thread.

      I use my neck pickup for cleans. Only. Even if there is a slight change in sound, would it be disappointing in any way? Remember - cleans only.

      Please, this is a make or break question. Since I love the sound of my 22 fret Eclipse I've been avoiding 24 fret eclipses like the plague. It would be a massive relief to be able to look at 24 fretters again, since the majority of LTD eclipses are indeed 24 frets.

      For the record I prefer the look of 22 fretters, and I'd never use all 24 on an eclipse anyway...fret access sucks :p

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    • Bridge The Void

      I prefer the sound of #2, I can hear a difference but you mentioned wood so that might be it.

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    • Wawawiwa

      Besides the two extra frets on a 24 fret guitar. What's the advantages and disadvantages on a 24 and 22 fret guitar? Does anyone actually use the 2 extra frets? Maybe soloing?

      -Thanks.

      You can't play all the KH solos

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    • Bridge The Void

      Try two guitars with the same scale length, if you have that facility.

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    • xx_matticus_xx

      i have one of each, ibanez rg and strat has 21 neway

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    • k65h

      I like like the upper fret access on 24 fret guitars like the Horizon, Soloist , or Carvin DC for example.
      They're designed with a deep cutaway to reach the 24th fret.
      So, that makes getting to the 22nd fret even easier.
      No hinderance to the hand.

      I use the 23rd and 24th fret once in awhile.
      But, most of the time stay below that.

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    • Vivo

      on my LTD EC400 (which has 24 frets) it is difficult to reach the 24th fret. On my Eclipse Archtop (22 frets) the acces until the last fret is granted. I don't need 24 frets. For some shredding, okay. But that's just not my style.

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