Fret Position Placement
when I see some of those 8+ string monstrosities the djent types like, often with no fretmarkers, I wonder how the hell they find their way around, I'd need GPS!
I’m not a big djent fan (usually the music is pretty cool but a lot of the vocals suuuuck) but those guys are some seriously sick players, their technique is off the charts! Just watching them jump all over the fretboard with those crazy chords and all the squeaks and squaks, it’s insane! They play so clean as well, you hear all the notes and they make jazz players look completely tame.
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@mattbeels for the most part (and I'll admit to limited exposure to it), it doesn't do it for me. But there's no denying that there are some monster players and some monster guitars associated with the genre (though I've never seen anyone actually make use of all the strings, it always looks to me like they'd be better served with fewer strings covering the range they're actually going to play).
Tosin Abasi is incredible in his ability to play these 8 string monsters instruments. In this video he must play nearly every fret on the fretboard. Check out his picking thumb, it’s insane. I’m sure he is going to get physical problems with it as he gets older. I seem to remember Paul Gilbert having a similar problem when he was much younger and he had to change his thumb position to the technique we see him using today.
Never the less, Tosin can really play this thing.
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@boo his thumb is a dead giveaway that he's really an alien, here to take over the world and snack on our brains