Okay. Before I say anything about Buzz Feiten...
Just call or email me. Set up an appointment to meet me. Day, night, weekend - whatever works for you. Bring your guitar - electric or acoustic, or both if you want. You can compare your guitar with my demo guitar equipped with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System. Find out for yourself what all the hype is about.
I believe the Buzz Feiten Tuning System will sell itself. Especially if you do a side-by-side comparison.
Basically, the Feiten Shelf Nut, combined with patented intonation pitch offsets at each string, evens out fretboard inconsistencies associated with normally intonated guitars. If you play with distortion, and play a power chord above the 12th fret, you know what I'm talking about. It "warbles", even when your strings are in tune and properly intonated. And it's not just limited to playing above the 12th fret - chords that you play all the time, like the bar-A and bar-D, are inherently out of tune with one another. The Feiten System corrects this. The Buzz Feiten Tuning System allows your guitar to play in perfect tune everywhere on the neck. Open chords sound better, 7th position chords sounds better, 15th position chords sound better - the whole darn guitar sounds better.
Now, if you go to your local guitar shop that isn't an authorized Buzz Feiten retrofitter, and ask them about it, they're going to say it's no big deal. Of course they are - Why in the world would they want to send a customer to a competitor? In fact, they'll probably tell you that the Earvana nut does the same thing, and try to sell you one. They either have no idea how the Feiten system works, or they are simply lying to you to make a sale for themselves. Visit my shop, and you can decide for yourself. No pressure, no gimmicks. Just two guitars, one amp, and your own pair of ears.
The information that follows comes off the Buzz Feiten website.
They've got lots more information posted than I do, so feel free to check it out.
How It Works:
Buzz Feiten Tuning System
Your Bridge Is Adjusted to BFTS Pitch Offsets
How about some Player Quotes?
"What's the buzz about? Perfect intonation. With
the Buzz Feiten Tuning System every note, every chord will be in tune
across the entire fretboard. A fundamental requirement but something
guitarists have never had until now."
"The effect is so undeniable that we switched
over the very next day and we're now making our electric guitars
differently... it's an incredibly pleasing experience to play..."
"For as long as I can remember, the guitars that
my fellow classical guitarists and I have played always sounded
slightly out of tune and I just assumed that tuning our instruments
was always a matter of compromise - that they would never sound
perfectly in tune in the upper frets if the open strings were in
pitch. Having recently discovered Buzz Feiten's amazing system, I
realize that what I had always believed is untrue. A guitar can be in
tune in any fret! I would highly recommend his revolutionary approach
to guitar tuning for any performer or builder, no matter what style.
It will change your life.
"Amazing, it really works! from the 1st fret on
my low E to the 24th fret on my high G, the bass is finally in tune.
Having the 1st four frets in tune (not sharp) has made my life in the
studio much easier. I'M SOLD!"
"With an amazingly simple adjustment my
instruments are now all in tune! The Buzz Feiten Tuning System works.
It has changed my professional life. Now, I can just concentrate on
the music at hand with a new found level of confidence! A definite
improvement to my overall performance."
"I'm over the moon about the Buzz Feiten Tuning
System. Chords ring so true it's out of this world. It's one small
step for the nut and , one giant step for intonation."
"After the constant struggle with intonation - some chords being
in tune while others aren't - I can finally hear all my chords and
voicings ring true in perfect harmony. The Buzz Feiten Tuning System
is a giant step in the advancement of the guitar."
"It increased my efficiency in the studio by 30
percent, because I don't spend all that time messing with my
"Long overdue and overlooked, this system has
finally made the guitar in tune from top to bottom. Radical bends and
steel licks above the 12th fret have never sounded sweeter. I no
longer have to fight pitch!"
"Listening to the Anderson 25.5"-scale and
24.75"-scale guitars they brought quickly convinced us of the
Buzz Feiten System's abilities. We know Anderson builds great sounding
guitars, but these were unreal. Gone were the sharp low-register
notes. Close interval chords sounded much more in tune than they did
on any of our guitars, and the bloom of sustained chords was beyond
anything we've heard."
"Many have attempted ingenious systems to repair
the fretting errors, but none have been entirely successful until
now... Listen, do you hear that distant rumble? Sounds like the Big
One coming... could it be? Yes, (cue the trumpet fanfare) a solution
is at hand. With it a radical shifting of paradigms for designing and
building fretted musical instruments. The Buzz Feiten Tuning System
"It's a pretty incredible system that really
works. I'm not a tuning nut and I never really have been, but his
system is so good that when you really want to get in tune, it makes
it possible, whereas before - forget about it. You can never really be
in [tune] with regular guitar tuning. It's in tune all over the neck
now, which is something that most guitars aren't."