The FretwaveTM system “Fretwave is so simple and so brilliant. I love it. I'll never go back to straight frets again!”.............. Frank Gambale QC63550 0103 Printed in Japan ■ What is the FretwaveTM system? ■ How to tune the system : FretwaveTM is a new remarkable intonation system that im- 1.) Tune your guitar using your normal tuning procedure (scope). proves the intonation throughout the range of the fingerboard. This system was developed to correct the mismatch of harmonics and fret position alignment inherent on all fretted, string instruments that utilize the standard fret position formula and typical tuning methods. Simply put, this is what causes chords to go out of tune as you change positions. 2.) Tune the 5th string (A) fretted at the 5th fret compared to the open D string (unison). 3.) Tune the 6th string (E) fretted at the 5th fret compared to the open A string (unison). 4.) Tune the 3rd string (G) fretted at the 2nd fret compared to the open D string (5ths). 5.) Tune the 2nd string (B) fretted at the 3rd fret compared to the open G string (5ths). ■ Why it works : The FretwaveTM system works because the precise position and degree of the bend underneath the G and B strings are designed to compensate for the differences between the harmonics and the mismatched fret positions. These bent fretsTM do not require any adjustment to your left hand fingering techniques. The bent fretsTM are virtually undetectable. The following simple tuning method (required for the best results) adjusts the pitch for each string while compensating for the other fret positions throughout the fingerboard. E Chord A Chord 6.) Tune the open 1st string (E) compared to the 2nd string (B) fretted at the 5th fret (unison). Use the open chords below to confirm the tuning between chords. Using your ears, make fine adjustments as required. Once you have experienced the benefits of the FretwaveTM, you will be amazed at the tuning accuracy, especially when you go back and play a standard guitar without the compensated bent fretsTM . D Chord G Chord C Chord U.S. Patent #5760322, "Fretwave" and "bent frets" are trademark of I. P. Gorman.