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If you're playing a guitar, somewhere behind the fret is best. It depends on whether you're playing chords or single notes, but somewhere from the middle to just behind the fret works well. If you're playing an electric bass guitar then pressing directly down on the fret is best. If you press between the frets then you will need to provide more force ...


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Luckily, you can answer this yourself, objectively, with the exact instrument you're wondering about. Get a capo with adjustable tension. Or, rig a clamp or some other method to press the strings with a consistent and adjustable pressure. Place the capo in a given position relative to a fret, and add tension until a normally-plucked string stops buzzing. ...


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The proper place to fret a string is close to the fret wire. Your finger should be right behind the fret. You should not have to apply a lot of force to depress the string. A lot of beginners make the mistake of thinking that you can place the finger anywhere between the frets with the same result since the fret defines where the string stops but this is ...


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The question is in no way subjective and the result can be found out very simple by experimenting and testing the sound. If you press the string too close to the fret end or right on the fretwire the string vibration will be inhibit and the sound becomes dull and dumb. If you press right behind the bend where the string is laying on you need the minimum ...


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Producing a sharp angle for the string over the fretwire makes for a clear, clean sound. So just behind the fretwire will be a good place. It also means not having to press down on the fingerboard so hard - keep the same pressure on and move a finger around on a fret - lower, wider frets will show better, and you'll find more pressure is needed for a clear ...


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This will depend on the quality of the wood, your skill in finishing it, lacquer used, direction of grain, as well as your mounting mechanism and your playing technique. Remember, depending on how you fix it, you may have interesting stress points through it, and not just when you strike it. Personally I'd be happy with 2mm, if I ensured a truly flat ...


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