Select based on if you entered a scale length of inches or millimeters. Online If you want fret distances in inches enter your scale length in inches. 2) Enter the number of frets. Measuring the distance from the nut to the saddle(s) is not exact because the saddles where moved during setting the intonation. *For an explanation of the Gibson scale length changes over the years see www.stewmac.com. fretboards is measured by assigning a "perpendicular fret". Selecting your instrument also calculates the bridge position for proper intonation. Online version Unlimited number of frets. as a fret crosses the fretboard it will fall at different ratios along the strings. FretFind2D doesn't just calculate fret spacing. Fret Calculator Choose from two different calculators: PDF version (62 kilobytes) This calculator can be saved to disk. Traditionally this property of non-parallel-ly fretted Because of this approach, it can design fretboards for instruments with This page accurately calculates the position of the fret slots for guitars and basses. and have more predictable results. is the ratio of distances along the first and last To calculate an appropriate value for any fret, simply divide the distance of the fret from the nut by the total length of the string. S T A R T the calculation. With "perpendicular distance" we avoid fractional frets. multiple scale lengths and non-parallel frets However, the calculator will report the disance as 11.991". From there, click on the "calculate" button and the fret slot measurements will be displayed. "Perpendicular distance" avoids two problems with the "perpendicular fret" method. fretboards is measured by assigning a "perpendicular fret". First, it is possible that no fret falls into this perpendicular position. string that fall on a line perpendicular to the midline of the neck. The default 0.5 results in a perpendicular octave fret. Second, it is possible and even likely with non-equal temperament fretboards that Second, it is possible and even likely with non-equal temperament fretboards that Typically 19, 21, 22, or 24 What is scale length? Fret Calculator If you find this utility useful, please link your site to this page. With "perpendicular distance" we avoid fractional frets. as a fret crosses the fretboard it will fall at different ratios along the strings. A value of 1 results in a perpendicular bridge. Unlimited number of frets. This is used to control the angle of the nut, frets and bridge. It models the entire fretboard, strings and frets, Simply enter the the number of frets and the scale length in millimetres then press the calculate button for an instant result. To calculate an appropriate value for any fret, In twelve tone equal temperament the values look like this. Using the fret calculator is easy: 1) Enter the scale length. This calculator can be saved to disk. FretFind2D is a two dimensional fretboard design tool. string that fall on a line perpendicular to the midline of the neck. as a system of line segments on a two dimensional plane. PDF The default 0.5 results in a perpendicular octave fret. Traditionally this property of non-parallel-ly fretted In twelve tone equal temperament the values look like this: The perpendicular fret distance version Martin Dreadnought or OM steel string guitar, Fender-style-guitar, Gibson acoustic guitar, Medium scale (Rickenbacker-style) bass guitar. With "perpendicular distance" we avoid complex calculations Get Adobe Reader. is the ratio of distances along the first and last Please note, the fret calculator will not convert scale lengths, you can use our measurement converter to convert your scale length. A value of 0 results in a perpendicular nut. To calculate an appropriate value for any fret, simply divide the distance of the fret from the nut by the total length of the string. With "perpendicular distance" we avoid complex calculations A value of 0 results in a perpendicular nut. as well as fretboards for instruments that play just or meantone scales. For a new calculation hit the "Reload Button" of your browser. "Perpendicular distance" avoids two problems with the "perpendicular fret" method. and have more predictable results.