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7.25" fretboard radius action
« on: July 31, 2018, 05:28:47 AM »
Can this vintage radius be set up to low action? specially sa higher frets

been reading around the net and it seems that medyo hindi kasing baba ng mg 9" or compound radius na fretboard.

any thoughts?

thanks

Offline curiousdcat

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Re: 7.25" fretboard radius action
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 06:22:05 AM »
Based on personal experience, this is true. It is almost impossible to get shredder-type low action on vintage radiused necks even if you were to bring the guitar to the top 2 luthiers/guitar techs in Manila. You could probably get it really low only if you do not utilise string bends.

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Re: 7.25" fretboard radius action
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 07:09:40 AM »
Based on personal experience, this is true. It is almost impossible to get shredder-type low action on vintage radiused necks even if you were to bring the guitar to the top 2 luthiers/guitar techs in Manila. You could probably get it really low only if you do not utilise string bends.

will be bringing the guitar to micsis... maging "playable" lang siguro...
thanks sa insight sir

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Re: 7.25" fretboard radius action
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 08:06:19 PM »
Can this vintage radius be set up to low action? specially sa higher frets

been reading around the net and it seems that medyo hindi kasing baba ng mg 9" or compound radius na fretboard.

any thoughts?

thanks

Super low action? Definitely not.

Good for chords but 2 steps bending, nope! Fretboard's just too curved.
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Re: 7.25" fretboard radius action
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 02:50:01 PM »
I have a love hate relationship with the 7.25 radius. I love how easy chord work is but it is a bitch when it frets out!
I'd rather be sharp than flat.


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Re: 7.25" fretboard radius action
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2018, 06:34:06 PM »
my fender CS strat has vintage frets , like titser_marco said , i also had a love and hate relationship with the radius.

no low action on 7.25 radius , you want to be versatile then switch to 9.5 radius.

i did get a new neck rather than modify my CS strats neck, now it has straight 12" radius. and its soo much better now.  :-D :-D
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Re: 7.25" fretboard radius action
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2018, 11:41:37 AM »
Hmm scallop the higher frets? Di ba may mga gitara na naka scallop yung 20-24th fret ng D,G,B and high E strings? Baka pwede yun hehe...

Mahirap ata na sobrang babang action sa 7.25 inch radius. Ive read na yung kay SRV, yung neck niliha ng sobra na from 7.25...nagiging 10 na yung radius. So goodluck  :)
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