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Thread #43395   Message #633661
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
23-Jan-02 - 06:57 AM
Thread Name: Help: Feiten system, anyone?
Subject: RE: Help: Feiten system, anyone?
Ah, the ongoing debate on my favorite subject. Try this thread Do Your Nuts Require Surgery? .

Rick Turner is indeed an eminent luthier and most of what he says most of the time is solid good sense.

I have always felt that he was off beam on this question, however. He does not accept that no matter how well adjusted the action is, it requires more force to fret the string at the nut than it does in the center of the string, and that that is what causes intonation problems in the basic chords (no matter how accurately the frets are placed.)

At the end of the day the proof of the pudding is in the eating of it. I have never read of any player who was dissatisfied after having the Feiten system applied to their guitar.

byw, I do not understand why Rick would say that "capos are out of the question" .....? There is absolutely no reason why you wouldn't use a capo on a "Feitenized" guitar.

Murray