I just finished (almost) my first 3 string cigar box guitar. red oak neck.. 25 1/2 inch scale.. hard wood nut and movable (floating?) bridge. Strung with ADG from standard string set and tuned up…Continue
"I just checked a couple of my CBG's. Six string set up for slide is 3mm bass 3mm treble over the 12 fret, bridge moved until intonation is perfect. I do not finger frets that high up the neck as I play slide in that area. Does the slide…"
"Thanks for the comment Darryl. All I could add really is that with the use of frets on the fingerboard you will not get perfect intonation as you are battling against a few things that make it difficult. Fixed nut position(can be compensated) fixed…"
"I don't play slide (never played any guitar before). I am using a slide just to adjust the bridge. My bridge was already slightly angled .. I did lower the bridge and nut by .5mm and I noticed that the amount it is sharp…"
"I might be repeating what Darryl said.. but...
First, you re not going to get the same perfect intonation with a slide and fretting... so adjust your intonation fretted...
Don't adjust the middle string... the high string should be about 3mm…"
"Both Taff and Ron are more knowledgeable than me re intonation, but i suspect they may have missed some detail on your original post, to me, your scale length is in the ball park or better, if so, the only thing you have left is the amount of string…"
"OK .. maybe I wasn't clear with the OP so I will try again ... first with middle string only of open G tuning .. tuned to D3. String touched just over the 12th fret with a slide and tuner shows D4. This SEEMS to tell me that the…"
"Sounds like your bridge compensation is off a tad. Is your bridge straight across the strings? You need to compensate for the difference in string diameters. The normal way to do this with a movable bridge is to angle it. First, make sure that your…"
"I'd say strings too high at nut,for me, for slide or fretting note. I'd say too high,for me, at the 12th, (normally measured at 12 fret) for fretting but ok for slide. Make the note at the 12 fret sound the same as the open note, adjust…"
I just finished (almost) my first 3 string cigar box guitar. red oak neck.. 25 1/2 inch scale.. hard wood nut and movable (floating?) bridge. Strung with ADG from standard string set and tuned up Gdg and re-tuned .. and re-tuned.. left for two days .. re-tuned. String height is level at the bottoms and 1.5mm at first fret and 3 mm at 17th fret.When I tune it (two different phone tuner apps) Gdg and just touch the string above the 12th fret it sounds good and the tuner apps say G2 is now G3..…See More