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 on: October 29, 2013, 07:32:54 PM 
Started by Mat - Last post by Gedankenwelt
Is it finished? It looks like you left out most frets beyond the 1st octave, but I can't clearly tell from the picture.
Anyway, congrats for your DIY project, I hope you have lots of fun with your microtonal bass! :)

Btw, I'm currently doing it the other way around, by misusing my 31-edo baritone guitar as a bass guitar, and practicing the bass part of a certain Castlevania track. ^^

 on: October 29, 2013, 06:57:58 PM 
Started by Mat - Last post by Gedankenwelt
I suppose the question is not if they are playable, but how well, and the answer depends on several parameters (scale length, string properties, distance between strings and fretboard).
It's probably not too easy, but at least there's no cutaway in the way here.

However, I think the biggest obstacle for me when playing in the last frets of my 31-EDO guitar is to localize the frets that I want to hit. Maybe I should have gone with color-coding complete frets like Eduardo Sábat Garibaldi did with his Dinarra, instead of using single or double dots.
Fortunately, the more I play, the better frequently used frets become recognizable, since the wood becomes darker in those spots. ^^

What I find interesting is that he placed the dots on prime-numbered frets. This includes frets representing the just ratios 12/11, 9/8, 6/5, 5/4, 4/3, 11/8, 18/11 and 2/1.

 on: October 26, 2013, 08:21:57 AM 
Started by Mat - Last post by laudanum
Looks awesome, but the neck makes me wonder if last frets are even playable? : )

 on: October 25, 2013, 12:02:07 PM 
Started by Mat - Last post by Mat

 on: October 23, 2013, 08:19:25 AM 
Started by Mat - Last post by Mat


 on: October 22, 2013, 10:06:14 AM 
Started by Mat - Last post by Gedankenwelt
Here's some info about lemba temperament:

Lemba has a septimal whole-tone generator 8:7 that divides the perfect fifth 3:2 into 3 equal parts, so it's similar to mothra temperament.
However, it has a half-octave period, so the stacked generators are not reduced by the octave, but by the tritone (7:5 or 10:7). The major third 5:4 is generated by reducing the tritone 10:7 by a septimal whole-tone 8:7.

In 16-edo, the septimal whole-tone is 3 steps, and the tritone is 8 steps. Lemba[10] (the scale in the video) can be generated by stacking 2 generators up and down within the first tritone (-> 0 2 3 5 6 8), and repeating the pattern for the second tritone (-> 0 2 3 5 6 8 10 11 13 14 16). Or, in single steps: 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2.

An advantage of such a half-octave period is that you can tune the strings in tritones, and the scale pattern is identical for each string. ^^

Another tuning that supports lemba is 26-edo; here, the pattern is as following:
degrees: 0 3 5 8 10 13 16 18 21 23 26
steps: 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 3

 on: October 21, 2013, 10:45:50 AM 
Started by Mat - Last post by Mat

 on: October 18, 2013, 08:25:18 AM 
Started by laudanum - Last post by Mat
Thanks now listening :)

 on: October 17, 2013, 11:52:02 AM 
Started by laudanum - Last post by laudanum
To date, this is the only microtonal band I've seen live. I was introduced to them last summer, they were the opening act for Tera Melos gig in Moscow. Wall of sound produced by these two guys (guitar player Artjom Galkin and drummer Pavel Eremeev) impressed me so much, that I immediately wanted to modify my telecaster and plunge in universe of quarter-tone music.

Check them out guys!


 on: October 17, 2013, 10:46:10 AM 
Started by Mat - Last post by Mat
Hi Ivan, you now have full forum permissions. Please post a photo of your guitar sometime if that's possible, we would love to see it :)

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