It's the 6+ fret because it falls between the 6th and 7th frets of a true Diatonic scale. If you're counting frets on a chromatic scale (all half intervals), then:
1/2, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6+ ....the 6+ fret is the 12th fret of a chromatic fretboard.
I had a 1 1/2 fret installed recently and I'm getting thrown seeing it when I play and it makes me hesitate when finding frets 2 & 3. I know I'll get used to it eventually but, for now, it's really throwing me off. Until I can wrap my eyes/mind around this new addition, I'd like to put a few fret markers in place. Can anyone suggest something temporary that I can use to do that without damaging my fretboard? Thanks for any suggestions.
my hondo had no markers.....so I put a mark in the 3rd and 12 position ......as a guitar player habit.....at first it put me off about dulcimers .....there is a site I can't remember where that has fret markers ....birds ....skulls assorted shapes
Thanks Robert. I agree as to developing a mental image of the fretboard. I'm just temporarily thrown off with the addition of that 1 1/2 fret and I hoped a marker on the 2nd fret would help me get accustomed to that new fret until my mind automatically 'saw' it. That's why I only wanted something temporary. As it is now, I had no markers put on my Blue Lion because I didn't want to be dependent on them as you wrote. I just need something temporary that won't damage my beautiful fret board. Thanks again Robert .......... Barb
Beginning violinists are often given fret markings, in the form of bright colored 1/8" wide tape. Check with a music store that rents student level instruments for the tape. A lot of household tapes may be hard to remove, or leave glue behind. Masking tape is designed to be removed easily, as long as it doesn't stay on too long. Over time, it becomes very hard to remove cleanly, and leaves glue behind. If you use masking tape, remove it every few days and put a fresh piece next time you play. Stay away from duct tape, cellophane tape, electrical tape friction tape, etc. You might try the plastic static clings people use to decorate windows. I never tried it, but it might stick well enough. There's no glue on it to cause trouble.