The last template I printed was done with wFret on my Windows laptop. I am currently using a MacBook Pro with Parallels (so I can use WindowsXP, Office 2007, and some other Windows programs); so that is how I will use wFret on the Mac next…"
"Delbert, I have some PDF files that will print out a template for you, in some of the common scales. If you want to give them a try, send me a PM with your email address and I will send them to you.
Hi Doug. It would be easy to adapt this to incorporate the tail function. Either by cutting keyholes in the plate (might need to extend the plate a little) or bending the back edge up with a bending brake (such as a vice brake) and putting holes in. All the best. John
Yeah, I need a better cheap way to slot the nut's though, I might use your idea, not really. I think I might use a bar on the headstock to hold down the strings. Hey, just playing around till I find what works great. Thanks, take care.
Good question. I was a little vague. It's actually four parts. Two screws and two threaded posts
inside the box. Look closely at the picture. The holes are smaller than heads of the screws so the bridge is floating on the screws. It works very well. I have another design coming soon. Check stewmac.com and study the Tune-o-matic bridges. I found this was the missing link in the slide/
fingering transition. Hope this helped.
Thanks for the nice comments Doug. It sounds very good w/ the nylon strings both unplugged and plugged in. The short scale keeps the tension low and it is very easy on the fingers, which is what I planned on since she is not a regular player, YET!
I discovered the Universal String Tension Calculator program (see link above) for Windows by Doug Dieter on the web and have found it very useful. He makes some pretty impressive instruments; you can check them out at www.kennaquhair.com
Using the scale length, tuning, and string weight, USTC will calculate the… Continue