Just bringing this topic here to see what do you think about it…
Lately, I was making quite a lot of research about multi-scale/fanned frets basses and wanted to know what do you think about it, and if you have or played a multi-scale instrument before.
For those that aren't familiar with the concept...
The theory behind the multi-scale instruments comes from the piano that, using longer strings for the lower notes and shorter ones in the upper range is part of a greater relationship; the fundamental frequency of a vibrating string is a function of the free vibrating length, the tension within the string and physical mass by length (“gauge”).
- Higher pitches require…
- Short vibrating string length
- Higher string tension
- Lighter string gauge
- Lower pitches require…
- Long vibrating string length
- Lower string tension
- Heavier string gauge
Images and explanation came from here
Here you can see a multiscale, fanned frets bass.