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Fretted Tones/Pitch

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Feb 13. 7 Replies

I am very new to CBG having just purchased my first one. I have played 6 string guitar for a while. While my ear is not the best I do have some ability to appreciate the correct pitch of intended…Continue

 

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JL replied to Jim Talley's discussion Fretted Tones/Pitch
"0G 1G# 2A 3A#, the 3d fret on the G-string should sound an A#, not an A 0E 1F 2F# 3G 4G# 5A, the 5th fret on the E string should be an A not a D can you post a pic of the fingerboard please?"
Feb 13
Jim Talley replied to Jim Talley's discussion Fretted Tones/Pitch
"Excellent suggestions and you helped me learn. Thank you."
Feb 10
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Jim Talley's discussion Fretted Tones/Pitch
"Hmm. Sounds to me like either the first or second fret is too high, needs to be re crowned or reset (a common enough problem with many fretted CBGs, having to reseat or recrown frets). Try this when you get home: using the edge of a credit card,…"
Feb 10
Jim Talley replied to Jim Talley's discussion Fretted Tones/Pitch
"I am at work and do not the CBg handy. When I fret the low G at the 3 fret I get an A which is slightly sharp. Almost the same pitch as at the 2d. When I fret the low E T the 5th fret I get almost a D. When I fret the middle D string at the 3rd fret…"
Feb 10
JL replied to Jim Talley's discussion Fretted Tones/Pitch
"That has me scratching my head, you tune the open G and the 12th fret is an in-tune G one octave higher? but then the 11th fret is an F instead of a F#?"
Feb 10
Jim Talley replied to Jim Talley's discussion Fretted Tones/Pitch
"I will try that. Since I was in tune at the 12th I assumed the bridge was in the proper spot. I will give it a try. Thanks for the tip."
Feb 10
Cause the Blue rat replied to Jim Talley's discussion Fretted Tones/Pitch
"Perhaps it's not the frets. have you tried moving the bridge? "
Feb 10
Jim Talley posted a discussion

Fretted Tones/Pitch

I am very new to CBG having just purchased my first one. I have played 6 string guitar for a while. While my ear is not the best I do have some ability to appreciate the correct pitch of intended notes. I tune my CBG and it is in tune open and at the 12th fret. But virtually every fretted note toward the nut is at least a half step off. Is this just the way it is with CBGs? I don't know if the frets were incorrectly placed or if the nature of the instrument is simply to be somewhat in a general…See More
Feb 10
Braxton Nagle left a comment for Jim Talley
"Hi Jim, don't get on here much. Received your email & replied but don't think it got through. Text is best- 541 731 3198 Hope to talk soon! BraxTone"
Feb 6
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Feb 6
Andy Mitchell replied to Jim Talley's discussion Newbie From Florida in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Ah yes, Lake Okeechobee on summer evening. It certainly creates a unique tang in the air lol.  I lived in Florida for ten years back in the 80's and early 90's."
Feb 1
Jim Talley replied to Jim Talley's discussion Newbie From Florida in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Thank you Metal hic."
Feb 1
Jim Talley replied to Jim Talley's discussion Newbie From Florida in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Paul... you need to return. Lake Okeechobee has not changed mush but you would recognize your other summer retreats."
Feb 1
Jim Talley replied to Jim Talley's discussion Newbie From Florida in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Thank you Andy."
Feb 1
Metal hic replied to Jim Talley's discussion Newbie From Florida in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Welcome Jim!"
Jan 30
Paul Craig replied to Jim Talley's discussion Newbie From Florida in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Welcome. Spent my summers in Florida when I was a kid in Orlando, Miami, FT. Lauderdale, Daytona and Lake Okeechobee."
Jan 30

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At 2:21pm on February 6, 2017, Braxton Nagle said…

Hi Jim, don't get on here much. Received your email & replied but don't think it got through.

Text is best- 541 731 3198

Hope to talk soon!

BraxTone

 
 
 

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