BobDog wrote:I did change the code to give the guitar markings when I first got the linnstrument, the problem was that as the updates kept coming I couldn't be bothered to keep the code updated.
In the end I stopped using the guitar tuning and just got used to it!
I honestly think it would do the LinnStrument a service if fret markers were an option in the guitar tuning configuration. It's a subtle detail, but seriously, if I had a nickle for every guitarist who has approached me after a show to inquire about the LinnStrument and was surprised
to learn that it was laid out like a fretboard... And really, in many ways, string players are the LinnStrument's target demographic. Anyone with a background in keys is more likely to adopt a Seaboard or a Continuum because of the familiarity of the interface. So anything that could be done to make the LinnStrument more inviting to guitarist and bassists, especially something as easy to implement as fret markers, seems a no-brainer to me.
The first two things that I inquired about, when I first got my LinnStrument, were whether or not I could tune each row independently like strings, and whether or not I could light up "fret markers"! Roger said he hadn't received enough requests for those features, but I think that's because the LinnStrument simply isn't on the radar of most guitar players; not because they wouldn't be interested in owning one, but rather because it just isn't obvious at a glance what the LinnStrument is, certainly not in the same way that a Seaboard is clearly
a fancy piano. Anyway... Just my proverbial two-cents worth (grin).
P.S. Since we're daring to dream here, should it ever happen, I'll put in my request right now that the markers not
be the entire
column, but rather just the appropriate "frets" on rows 3
only. Anything more would be too bright in the dark onstage and completely gratuitous! That said, I could also live with having the markers on rows 1,3,6, and 8 if that proved better for people. I just wouldn't want the entire
column lit up.