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Finding scale length from fret spacing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jan 8. 4 Replies

I recently did some work on a six string cbg. The bridge was free floating, and I forgot to mark it’s sweet spot beforehand. Now, I want to put it back, but have no idea where to place it. Does…Continue

Tags: frets, from, length, scale, Find

Baritone use with magnetic pickup

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn Apr 2, 2017. 9 Replies

So I just finished cutting out the hole to drop in a 4 pole magnetic pickup in my latest build. It's a baritone ukulele. I just remembered that I don't use steel strings for ukuleles. I see that…Continue

Tags: pickup, magnetic, strings, Ukulele

Compound miter saw jig

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar Oct 18, 2016. 3 Replies

Excuse me if this has been dealt with already. I searched for it, but all I found were table saw jigs.I just bought a sliding compound miter saw. I want to make 15 degree necks. Can anyone point me…Continue

Tags: neck, jig, saw, miter, Miter

Fret template for iPad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown Aug 22, 2016. 1 Reply

I know there are many discussions about fret templates and tools. However, I can't find anything for an iPad (which ise almost exclusively). Does anybody have suggestions. I'd like to be able to…Continue

Tags: print, pdf, tablet, iPad, template

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Brett's discussion Finding scale length from fret spacing
"Hi, the easy way as mentioned by Tom, remember to measure from the inside edge of the nut to the string contact point on the saddle, or from the centre of a zero nut to the same point on the saddle. Also the amount of compensation varies depending…"
Jan 8
Tom T replied to Brett's discussion Finding scale length from fret spacing
"I think Richard hit things on the head. If the nut to 12th is 11.7/8" then the scale would be 23 3/4" for that scale length, the first fret would be 33.86 mm from the nut (call it 34 mm). A careful re-check and you may find that the actual…"
Jan 8
Richard Dean replied to Brett's discussion Finding scale length from fret spacing
"I think the important thing here is to remeasure, too many conflicting measurements"
Jan 8
Tom T replied to Brett's discussion Finding scale length from fret spacing
"Forget about the first fret distance for a moment. Instead, carefully measure from the edge of the nut to the 12th fret. Twice that measurement is your scale length (where the bridge should go). If your 30 Cm measurement is correct, that translates…"
Jan 8
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Finding scale length from fret spacing

I recently did some work on a six string cbg. The bridge was free floating, and I forgot to mark it’s sweet spot beforehand. Now, I want to put it back, but have no idea where to place it. Does anyone have a trick to find the scale length from spacing of the frets? I’m hoping for a reverse fret calculator or something. Nut to 1st fret is 33 mm (1 1/4ish inch) .  nut to 12th is 30 cm (11 7/8 inch)See More
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