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Fret Zealot – State-Of-The-Art full spectrum LED Learning System For Any Full-Size Guitar

Unread post by Saul » Fri May 11, 2018 6:13 pm

Anyone seen this new guitar learning tool called 'Fret Zealot'? It's on kickstarter at the moment.

Seems like a good idea in theory.



BUT, there is this!



So maybe not so good after all!
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Re: Fret Zealot – State-Of-The-Art full spectrum LED Learning System For Any Full-Size Guitar

Unread post by Buzzard » Fri May 11, 2018 7:28 pm

There are more: Fret Zeppelin , Fretlord , and the 1990's Optek Fret Light Stratocaster .... probably even more.

It looks FANTASTIC , some of them can run a lightshow, just for kicks.

As a learning tool, it's not great IMO, also they stick to the fretboard and top edge of the neck.
If you oil your fretboard every now and then, I think it will come off soon again. :roll:

As a gaudy show off gadget, it's BRILLIANT. ((i))



One thing that concerns me is the taped on wiring on the top edge of the neck .........
I use my thump .... A LOT .... to mute the deep end strings,
the tape will bother the h*ll out of sliding the thumb over the neck and fretboard top edge.
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Re: Fret Zealot – State-Of-The-Art full spectrum LED Learning System For Any Full-Size Guitar

Unread post by Buzzard » Fri May 11, 2018 8:00 pm

Whoooa ..... noting to do with tutorial fret lights, but check this beauty out. :D ((i))

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Re: Fret Zealot – State-Of-The-Art full spectrum LED Learning System For Any Full-Size Guitar

Unread post by Saul » Fri May 11, 2018 8:33 pm

Odd, Fret Zeppelin IS Fret Zealot. They have the same video on their site.

$200 for a light show is probably not great value for money. Also as matey pointed out in the second vid if you take it off one guitar and try to fit to another it's not going to work well. It won't stick properly.

It's "sort of" a good idea but I just think the implementation is a bit lacking?

You would probably learn just as much using something like a Yamaha EZ-AG.
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Re: Fret Zealot – State-Of-The-Art full spectrum LED Learning System For Any Full-Size Guitar

Unread post by Saul » Fri May 11, 2018 8:34 pm

Buzzard wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Whoooa ..... noting to do with tutorial fret lights, but check this beauty out. :D ((i))

Now THAT is impressive! Not just the lighting but the way it is put together, very cool 8)
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Re: Fret Zealot – State-Of-The-Art full spectrum LED Learning System For Any Full-Size Guitar

Unread post by Buzzard » Fri May 11, 2018 8:49 pm

Saul wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:33 pm
Odd, Fret Zeppelin IS Fret Zealot. They have the same video on their site.
Aha, that had me puzzled too.

Anyway, using the LED's as a guitar teacher gets my thumbs down.

I'd rather learn from some dimwit on youtube and practice , practice , practice ....... :wink:
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Unread post by Saul » Fri May 11, 2018 11:01 pm

Yeah quite agree. Practice is the only way. People are always looking for shortcuts though.

Still can't get my head around that Fret Zealot costing 200 buck's!
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Re: Fret Zealot – State-Of-The-Art full spectrum LED Learning System For Any Full-Size Guitar

Unread post by parametric » Fri May 11, 2018 11:51 pm

Agreed.

Unfortunately (If one is being honest) there is NO substitute for Practice . . . .and yet MORE Practice . . .

I'm skeptical as to the use of leds in this way as a guide to learning.

It's a brilliant marketing Ploy to be sure - and will have people reaching for their wallets, as they imagine

it will somehow shortcut the learning process.

Cynical old "Me" feels it will quickly become "an annoyance" . . . .

And as for Stage Use - would you REALLY like to be seen using a "learning aid" on stage?

For God's sake - even KETTLES are coming with BLUE leds these day - so the water is a pretty Blue colour :roll: :roll:

And if your device is battery powered, leds are a shortcut to a crap battery life . . . . :x

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Re: Fret Zealot – State-Of-The-Art full spectrum LED Learning System For Any Full-Size Guitar

Unread post by purcell » Sat May 12, 2018 12:06 am

Old story!
The Learn-To-Play Illuminated Keyboard ( Did it come so late?... that you can use LEDs learning on guitars also?)
Only useful for real beginners. = Simple chords! C-F-G!... but also complex sometimes.
No complex, realistic play is possible - this way. Because really only the simplest chords etc. are used. Suitable for beginners.

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