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Thread #43395   Message #1212326
Posted By: Mark Clark
22-Jun-04 - 03:05 PM
Thread Name: Help: Feiten system, anyone?
Subject: RE: Help: Feiten system, anyone?
I ran across a great article by Paul Guy about the Buzz Feiten Tuning System®. Paul really explains what it is and does. Paul Guy's whole site is really great, especially his Guitar Handbook.

This information also ties in with some other threads on the subject including:As others have noted, the Buzz Feiten Tuning System® (BFTS) isn't only about the distance from the nut to the first fret, it also includes a slight stretching of the scale meaning very slightly different pitches for the strings in standard tuning. And as mentioned in other threads, the Korg DT7 tuner has a BFTS mode so the tuning compensation can exactly suit the new temprament.

I was over at Stars Guitars the other day and got to play a couple of their McPherson Guitars built with BFTS and they sounded truly great. I loved a McPherson 5.0 XP w/ Redwood top especially, a beautiful warm tone that sounded wonderful played in a Kentucky Thumbpicking style.

Oops… sorry for drooling. <g>

      - Mark