Bz gile aah ari ni..
Fretboard and Nut
Fretboard also known as Fingerboard. Flat on classical guitars but slightly curved on electric guitars. Nut pulak part that braces the strings at the joint where the headstock meets the fretboard. It is grooved to hold the strings in place.
Lain brand gitar lain lak luas fretboard ni. That also goes to the Nut, lain brand lain separation between strings.
Pickups are electronic devices attached to a guitar that detect (or “pick up”) string vibrations and allow the sound of the string to be amplified. Pickups are usually placed right underneath the guitar strings.
Traditional electric pickups are either single-coil (Strat) or double-coil(Humbuckers). The type and model of pickups used can have large effects on the tone of the guitar. That means kalau guitarist tu nak bunyik heavy kene la pakai hambuckers.
Tapi kalau tgk2 sekarang ni banyak gitar yg gune combination due2 jenis pickup nih. Contoh macam Squier Stagemaster ngan Ibanez. Normally if you wanna buy an electric guitar, you’ll notice the pickups of the at the specification, noted by HSS or HSH. H tu utk Humbuckers and S utk Strat.. get it?
So kalau macam Ibanez dalam gambar tu.. combination die HSH. Humbuckers for Bridge and Neck and Strat for Middle
Among all types, DiMarzio is the most significant. Mainly because ramai star cam Malmsteen ngan Steve Vai dok pakai menatang nih. Cara diorang pakai pun lain2. Cam Malmsteen, pickup yg tgh tu kalu perati betul2 die macam sunk-in sket. Apsal? Ontah la.. heheheheh!
Jenis2 bridge yg ade kat gitar ni pun lain2 gak. In some guitars, there may be some mechanism for raising or lowering the bridge. Some are springloaded and feature a “whammy bar”, a removable arm which allows the player to modulate the pitch moving the bridge up and down. This will affect on the strings’ tension, thus pitch..
The whammy bar is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a “tremolo bar”, tapi kalu aku sembang ngan memember memang aku refer as “tremolo”. Kalau nak ikut english term, whammy ni, changes in pitch. While tremolo ni quick oscillation of the volume. Bende2 yg fixed kat bridge don’t have any effect on volume, merely pitch.
Nak buat camana, dah mase memule aku main gitar org dok sebut menatang tu tremolo, sampai sekarang la lekat.
Anyway, my favourite bridge is Floyd Rose Pattern. Flexible sket bridge ni pasal whammy bar tu korang buleh pull up or push down. How far you can pull or push depends on the quality of the guitar stings and the bridge itself.
The disadvantages that I could think of rite now, when it comes to Floyd Rose, is, susah gile nak tune! It takes longer time to reset the the strings kalau putus. Nak kena pakai allen-key la, itu la, ini la.. Pastu kalau selalu sgt gune palm mute, tune boleh lari gak la, tapi boleh adjust senang je tu..
Lain2 disadvantage.. err.. tu je kot..
That’s it for now.. Till then.. ROCK ON!