Zero fret???

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  1. TeleDog

    TeleDog V.I.P. Member

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    I would agree. A fret is a fret, the nut is not. I don't own one single guitar with a zero fret but what I've heard so far is that they're more stable and true when it comes to intonation and the such. No clue, but it sounds like common sense to me.
     
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  3. alekssorokoletov

    alekssorokoletov Senior Member

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    Not a bad idea. But, given the complexity of installation and adjustment, I would prefer to make a new nut made of bronze or brass. :dunno:
     
  4. slapshot

    slapshot Senior Member

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    what ****ing idiot said that complete load of horseshit?
     
  5. Webtroll

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    Not an idiot at all. Not agreeing with him, but I do remember when zero frets were associated with cheap.
     
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  6. strat1701

    strat1701 El Diablo Cazador De Hombres Premium Member

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    Interesting....

    I had a no name, knock off SG that I got by trading a friend a guns-n-roses tab book for. It was cheaper than cheap, and it had a zero fret. That's the only experience I have with a zero fret. not saying zero fret= cheap at all, but it IS true that many low end cheapy guitars of the late 80's and early 90's had them.
     
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  7. SteveGangi

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    Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentlemans (now called the 6122) had/have them too, and they also worked fine and brought $$$
     
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    lexluthier V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    I built this one with a zero fret since you can't put a traditional nut on it. The only thing I never liked about zero frets are that when I bend strings closer to the nut, I always get a 'plink' sound when the string pops in and out of the groove worn in the zero fret. Next time I may try a stainless zero fret and see what happens.
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  9. Custom53

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    Nice job..!
     
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  10. mudfinger

    mudfinger Thanks for the memories! V.I.P. Member

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    Oh, man. I dig it! :applause:

    When I injured myself playing guitar many years ago, I decided to retrain myself using Hofner's version of that guitar, and I still miss it sometimes, decades later. Groovy little machines!
     
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  11. questionman

    questionman Senior Member

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    Zero frets are awesome!!

    I had an old Tokai acoustic for a few years with one. I loved it
     
  12. slapshot

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    No when this **** is flat out incorrectly blaming an entire nationality well yeah they're a complete idiot.
    Not agreeing but still saying the same thing sharing the same uneducated viewpoint?
    Priceless :laugh2: :thumb:

    Mosrite had the zero fret and famous for a ridiculously low action
     
  13. Webtroll

    Webtroll Senior Member

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    I don't argue with the elderly, but if you do then knock yourself out. You seem to like calling the people you disagree with idiots, I hope you expect the same in return. Years ago budget guitars were by and large imports and not from all over the place. Does the same hold true today? Not at all, and it hasn't for a long time. How about easing up on your "HOLY CRAP I SPOTTED A RACIST!" act?
     
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