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Light Up Fretboard! Let's Try Out The Fret Zealot Guitar Learning Tool! Review, Installation + Demo

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0:37 – Unboxing
2:04 – Installing on Gibson Les Paul
5:11 – Fret Zealot App
6:15 – Can You Take It Off Without Damage?
7:33 – 2nd Use?
7:55 – Learning Songs with It
8:16 – Learn Scales and Chords
9:58 – The BEST Feature – Fun!
10:23 – Final Thoughts
11:36 – Improvements

Fretlight 200 Series Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw2hQwNA8bM

I was reached out to by the Fret Zealot company (as were other Guitar YouTube Channels) to do a review of their product. In exchange for doing this, I would get a free Fret Zealot sent to me (a $200 value.) Seeing as I was already interested in this product, I thought I would give it a try. When I was finished filming this, I ended up just throwing it away though as I was frustrated with trying to fix it.

The Fret Zealot is a ‘good’ product. However, it is not quite as easy to install as they’d like to advertise it as. It is unforgiving if you mess up as it doesn’t really leave room for any “do-overs.” It is easy to rip the LED strips off from the system so please be careful with them if you have to remove it. The adhesive also doesn’t really work well if installed a ‘2nd’ time. It would not be possible to move this to a 2nd guitar if you decided to buy a new guitar. Also, the long term effects of having this mounted to a nitro finished guitar could result to some discoloration to the finish – especially with the capo mount for the battery.

A lot of the issues I had were user error though so you can’t really judge the product based on that. If install properly, the app does work really well with the product to help teach you MILLIONS of songs (they do have a great selection,) scales and chords. My only complaint is when learning songs, it is a standard midi-keyboard recording which doesn’t sound the same as what your guitar will sound like. Personally, I find these ‘light-up’ learning systems best suited for learning the basics before you move on to professional lessons.

My favorite feature is the ‘fun’ mode. It allows for crazy light shows that resemble sparklers, rainbows and sporadic flashes. This is a great novelty trick and worth half the asking price as a stage prop.

$200 is a little expensive for something so fragile – if they could sell these in the $50-$100 range – this would become the next big thing. This is very similar to the FretLight guitars and at this point in time, I would still prefer them – however, the Fret Zealot is in its infancy and I look forward to how they can improve the product.


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