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Re: Fretless Intonation

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Posted by anonymouse ( on June 25, 2002 at 21:52:08:

In Reply to: Re: Fretless Intonation posted by Dave Rawlings on June 25, 2002 at 08:55:35:


My fretless intonation technique is adapted from what I was taught for playing upright. I play on the very tips of my fingers and as soon as my finger depresses the string I execute a very quick little vibrato ("polishing motion") and make a microadjustment to get perfectly intonated. It becomes second nature after a while and is particualrly useful for playing double stops.

Of course if your bridge is a 1/4" out of whack for one string, you are not going to be able to take up the slack unless you wiggle like fish.

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