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Re: String scale software/formula


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Posted by Bob Gollihur on March 13, 2001 at 22:15:44:

In Reply to: String scale software/formula posted by Dave W on March 09, 2001 at 10:56:30:

: Does anyone know if there exist software (or just a formula) for comupting the stops along various scale lengths? For example, where are the stops located along the e string on a 42" scale lenth. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

I reviewed a program for ZDNet called Fret Specs that will do that for you, and it's free:

Requirements: Windows 95, 98, or NT
Purchase Information: Free

Fret Specs is a handy tool for luthiers who need to calculate fret spacings for a variety of scale lengths. The simple program lets you choose from some standard Fender, Rickenbacker, and Gibson guitar lengths, or two standard bass scales -- or enter your own custom size in quarter-inch increments. Specify the number of frets, and Fret Specs computes and presents the measures for each; you get both the measurement and the remaining scale lengths in Notepad, ready to paste or print out. Fret Specs is a useful tool for musical instrument specifications and construction.

Download it from the link below



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