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Frets for your violin!
A jig building and fret installing project to follow
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Here it is, 7 years later and my three electric violinss and one acoustic that all have frets on them are still functioning to 100% and I play them all... Just not as much as I wish I could, also interesting that there's been little or no interest from anybody since the last post some 4 years ago.

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cdennyb

Good to see your still kicking  I had wondered how your fiddles with frets on them were working out for you.

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@cdennyb -

Hey, nice to see you back! 

I thought the idea interesting at first - since I play 5-strings, but as time has gone on I keep seeing more players of fretted instrument going fretless, or flush-fretted, which seems just like training tapes on a violin.  Plus, the fingerboard of a Violin or Viola is so much shorter than the neck on a guitar or banjo. 

Did you have frets actually installed into the fingerboards of your violins, or do you use the stick-on kind? 

You could probably stir up some more interest, maybe show us how great the frets work for you now? 

Would LOVE if you post some of your videos in the share or critique headings - OR, join any of the current or past 'Parties' with a video of yourself playing your fretted violins! 

 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c0/a4/6f/c0a46f4a2d6370d2ed9512536ce19823.jpg

 

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June 10, 2022 - 4:26 pm
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How can you play using pythagorean tuning if you have frets installed. Frets would also affect intonation, unless they are completely flat, what you have effectively is a bowed mandolin.

I honestly dont see the point.

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Not sure I'd like to play with frets--but those fingerboards that cdennyb made (pics at beginning of thread) are beautiful!

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