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Steve Smith (alembickoa)
Username: alembickoa

Post Number: 12
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 9:26 am:   Edit Post

Mica or Susan or Ron or whomever...

Has Alembic ever been asked to use the Novax fret system...ala Sheldon Dingwall...on an Alembic bass? I have a friend interested in the fretting system and seriously interested in the product you offer. Is the fanned fret an Alembic option?

Alembic rules!!!
Mica Wickersham (mica)
Username: mica

Post Number: 59
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 9:37 am:   Edit Post

I have been asked a few times for this. As a one-off project, the price for a license from Novax has been prohibitve for the few that have inquired. In addition to the $500 (last time I checked) fee from Novax, you need to have an individual bridge and tailpiece for each string and other engineering considerations. You're talking probably $1000-1500 additional to be the first one to get it on an Alembic.
Hartmut Engel (haddimudd)
Username: haddimudd

Post Number: 11
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 7:29 am:   Edit Post

Would that significantly improve the intonation issues particularly discussed on short scale basses?

evan meyers (cosmicevan)
Username: cosmicevan

Post Number: 1
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2003 - 11:53 am:   Edit Post

i've heard and played a dingwall with the fanned fret system and to my ears it really provides a vibrant and alive b string. one of the best i've ever heard.
Michael Walker (rockandroller)
Username: rockandroller

Post Number: 23
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 10:06 am:   Edit Post

Hartmut: if you had a fanned fret bass, it would no longer BE a short-scale (at least not all of it - fanned-fret instruments usually use longer scale lengths on the lower strings!)

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