Bama Jelley
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Zero Fret buzz problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans May 16. 14 Replies

I am building a 21"…Continue

Yet another scarf jig post

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bama Jelley Apr 7, 2016. 8 Replies

I cleaned up my garage last…Continue

2012 Alabama Cigar Box Guitar Festival Dates Set

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars May 25, 2012. 6 Replies

Mark your calendars now for the 2012 Alabama Cigar Box Guitar Festival June 1st and 2nd!http://flyingmonkeyarts.org/…Continue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Bama Jelley's discussion Zero Fret buzz problems
"Hi, noticed that you started by saying you are testing with an old string, hmmm, could be the string itself. It's always best set up with new strings. And with one string you will not learn a lot about tone and playability unless the guitar is…"
May 16
David McQueen replied to Bama Jelley's discussion Zero Fret buzz problems
"Raise your bridge slightly. Also check to see that you do not have a slight back bend to the neck. That will cause frets at that location to appear higher."
May 15
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Tom T replied to Bama Jelley's discussion Zero Fret buzz problems
"Good to hear that you've almost sorted it out. At this point you might try shimming the bridge up ever so slightly and it may get rid of the last bits of buzzing."
May 15
Bama Jelley replied to Bama Jelley's discussion Zero Fret buzz problems
"I worked on the frets over the weekend and replaced the zero fret with a taller fret and leveled the frets as suggested. I found 6 high frets on the git using the rocker method to identify. The main culprit was the 2nd fret and 3rd fret. It is…"
May 15
Tom T replied to Bama Jelley's discussion Zero Fret buzz problems
"I'm forecasting that by Monday, you'll have it all sorted out."
May 11
Jim Morris replied to Bama Jelley's discussion Zero Fret buzz problems
"Hope you get it figured out. I've been frustrated by this same problem in the past and haven't always solved the problem to my satisfaction. There are a few times I've made it better to where the fret buzz isn't as bad but there…"
May 11
Bama Jelley replied to Bama Jelley's discussion Zero Fret buzz problems
"Jim and Tom, Thanks for all of the practical suggestions and encouragement to keep working through the issue. I will spend some time in the shop tonight and work through some of them. I don't recall having this bad of an issue with my previous…"
May 11
Tom T replied to Bama Jelley's discussion Zero Fret buzz problems
"Not sure why it's called music wire. It's a high carbon spring steel that is used a lot in hobby and craft projects. The nice thing is that is comes in a lot of different diameters."
May 11
Jim Morris replied to Bama Jelley's discussion Zero Fret buzz problems
"Hmm, I'm not exactly sure music wire is but I've done the same thing using various size finish nails."
May 10
Tom T replied to Bama Jelley's discussion Zero Fret buzz problems
"Thanks, Jim. It's actually an evolutionary thing. One of the first ones I did was by cutting a fret slot at the zero position, then placing a piece of music wire across the slot. A simple fret slot is enough to hold the wire once strings are…"
May 10
Jim Morris replied to Bama Jelley's discussion Zero Fret buzz problems
"That's a very nice looking zero fret Tom!"
May 10
Tom T replied to Bama Jelley's discussion Zero Fret buzz problems
"Don't give up on the zero fret. There are many (including me) who use it exclusively. The trick it to find the reason for the buzz and fix it. First: Have you leveled the frets? Use a sharpie to color the top of all frets then use a flat piece…"
May 10
Jim Morris replied to Bama Jelley's discussion Zero Fret buzz problems
"Even if the frets are seated properly one fret could be slightly higher than the others. A fret rocker or another short straight edge can often identify which fret it is. From your description I'm gonna guess it's fret #4. Sometimes…"
May 10
Bama Jelley replied to Bama Jelley's discussion Zero Fret buzz problems
"Try to pick out the guitar from the shop mess."
May 10
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Zero Fret buzz problems

I am building a 21" scale cbg using the zero fret method for the first time. So last night, I finally get to the point putting one string (old guitar string I found while cleaning up the shop) on it to test tone and troubleshoot any problems. There was a little bit of buzz noise when I played it open. Then I tried to play…See More
May 10

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At 6:32pm on March 24, 2016, Ken Cheshier said…
Hey....I'm planning on going for sure. I've only been aware of CBG's a couple months. But making good progress attending UYT....University of YouTube lol
At 11:38pm on March 14, 2012, James said…

we will have to get together and compare notes some time!!

At 6:36pm on January 24, 2012, James said…

Hello neighbor!!!

At 12:16am on July 25, 2011, Patrick Nickel said…
Great to meet you - good job on the build I saw this last Saturday - stop any Saturday for a jam or trading the latest CBG licks.
At 1:54pm on July 24, 2011, darren brown said…

hi the pattren is from an old dobro type guitar just copyed and reduced down on cardboard is what was done there

At 5:28pm on July 15, 2011, darren brown said…
thanks for your comments very kind ,i trace out the f holes,then a fine blade on a powerd scroll saw .
At 9:35pm on May 20, 2011, JonBouye said…
Hey Larry, sorry I haven't had a chance to get back to you and thank you for your comments. Good to have another 'Bama Boy here. If I can be of assistance in anyway just give me a holler.
 
 
 

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