strat, scallops and new tuning Gb, Gb, Db Gb, Bb Eb

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Re: strat, scallops and new tuning Gb, Gb, Db Gb, Bb Eb

Post by joegagan » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:53 am

Yes, giving up picks is a big commitment. You lose speed, some of it may never come back, but what you gain in expressiveness and uniqueness is worth it imo.

The scallops are easy, I use a light touch anyway. One trick that helps even more is touching the string down right on the backside :of the metal of the fret, keeps it from sinking in.

The expressiveness upside is immense. Vibrato is better, and my multi string bending , even the ones that bend toward floor or ceiling ( not into the scallop) are easier without the fretboard wood to drag on.
Going to convert all my guitars to scalloped, even some new ones I have been wanting to build.
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Re: strat, scallops and new tuning Gb, Gb, Db Gb, Bb Eb

Post by joegagan » Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:01 am

Another video, from before the crazy tuning, explaining the features and showing some tones. Same two amps as before.
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Re: strat, scallops and new tuning Gb, Gb, Db Gb, Bb Eb

Post by Yggdrazil » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:13 am

That guitar sound amazing :crackjam:
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Re: strat, scallops and new tuning Gb, Gb, Db Gb, Bb Eb

Post by Spook Strickland » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:39 am

joegagan wrote:Another video, from before the crazy tuning, explaining the features and showing some tones. Same two amps as before.
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Sounds really good! Im going to have to check out a scalloped neck soon. One little piece of kit that makes my fingers style so much easier and saves my nails is a dynacomp compressor, really alows me a nice soft touch.
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Re: strat, scallops and new tuning Gb, Gb, Db Gb, Bb Eb

Post by DucRyder » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:06 pm

joegagan wrote:Another video, from before the crazy tuning, explaining the features and showing some tones. Same two amps as before.
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You have my total respect for being able to bend a whole chord and keep it in tune! I used to own a scalloped neck strat and couldn't even keep chords in tune without pulling a note here or there out of tune when playing normally.
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