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    Quote Originally Posted by miroslav View Post
    Same thing for me...but in the opposite direction. I've always played Hagstrom guitars on a regular basis, and they have smaller frets and allow for low action, especially the vintage Hags...though the new reissues are not much different, their frets are just a little more meatier.
    So...I would always play hard on the strings, and I could grab them firmly with little effect on intonation.
    I once picked up a cheap 335 nock-off made by Oscar Schmidt...and the thing had some HUGE frets. I've never seen bigger frets than that. It felt so friggin easy to play, AFA pressing goes...but I was use to grabbing harder on the neck/strings, so it always sounded out of tune to me. I quickly sold it.
    Now days, I'm almost exclusively playing Hags. I have 3 other brands in my stable, but they get very little play time, though their frets/neck aren't that dramatically different. The one that actually hurts my hand is my Fender '52 'RI Tele. I'm just not use to that much of a curved freeboard radius. The Hags are much flatter with their wider radius.
    Yeah......I guess I never realized how the Ibanez frets would affect me. Seriously though.........I love the guitar so much I'd consider having it re-fretted with a new nut adjustment. Money is not an issue really. I just want to get it more to my playing style. Does that sound crazy?
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    Hey...if you feel it's worth it...then go for it.
    I think a re-fret, new nut and new setup will be about $250...at least I think that's about the norm.

    Have you consider selling that guitar, taking that money, plus the money you would spend on the re-fret and nut...and just get a different guitar that fits your playing style?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickster View Post
    Yeah......I guess I never realized how the Ibanez frets would affect me. Seriously though.........I love the guitar so much I'd consider having it re-fretted with a new nut adjustment. Money is not an issue really. I just want to get it more to my playing style. Does that sound crazy?
    Yes, it's completely mental. By doing that you'd just make it into a normal guitar, not a super fast Ibanez, you'll destroy it. just give it a while, a few months at least of playing it for a couple of hours a day. You playing style will adapt and your technique will probably improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miroslav View Post
    Hey...if you feel it's worth it...then go for it.
    I think a re-fret, new nut and new setup will be about $250...at least I think that's about the norm.

    Have you consider selling that guitar, taking that money, plus the money you would spend on the re-fret and nut...and just get a different guitar that fits your playing style?
    Miroslav........I have 6 other guitars that are perfect for me but for some reason the Ibanez is calling out to me to make it right!!! As I mentioned.......the cost is not an issue. Having said that...........my next challenge is to find the right place to do the job.
    Just A Song Writer..........

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    Then go with your heart and gut...and make the Ibanez right.

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    With reference to the thread topic;
    Over time- many years- players develop a ' guitar ear '. They know that every instrument is different, every string is different, every technique of sounding a string is different. They ' nip ' apparently perfectly tuned guitars according to personal factors , such as what they intend to play, which key they intend to play it in, how loudly or softly they intend to play and others factors which perhaps they aren't even aware of. That's their style. The positioning and quality of physical frets, nuts and saddles , ' perfect ' though they may be, are merely starting points for the player to satisfy his ear. Good luthiers are really worth the money- as are accurate and reliable tuning pegs.
    Lend me your ears

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuzzo View Post
    With reference to the thread topic;
    Over time- many years- players develop a ' guitar ear '. They know that every instrument is different, every string is different, every technique of sounding a string is different. They ' nip ' apparently perfectly tuned guitars according to personal factors , such as what they intend to play, which key they intend to play it in, how loudly or softly they intend to play and others factors which perhaps they aren't even aware of. That's their style. The positioning and quality of physical frets, nuts and saddles , ' perfect ' though they may be, are merely starting points for the player to satisfy his ear. Good luthiers are really worth the money- as are accurate and reliable tuning pegs.
    I am just guessing but I bet you are a guitar player?

    Would be cool if you replied to threads that were not a year old. Good to have you back though!

    Not trying to be a dick. I just noticed the old thread you replied to.

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    Hello jimmy 69- thanks for the welcome back. I hadn't realised it was an elderly thread- I just started at the top of the page.
    A year already ? Where does the time go ?

    Yes, I'm an old acoustic picker just settling down with electrics. The opening post on tempered tuning caught my eye.
    Lend me your ears

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    muttley will be honoured someone's dug up his thread. Irascible bugger. I miss him.

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    is he banned....I haven't seen him in ages?
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