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best size bolt to use for but

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Dean Oct 20, 2017. 6 Replies

I was wondering the best bolt size I could use for my nut on my cbg

seeking advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Korrigan Dec 13, 2017. 7 Replies

I am building another COG and was wondering about how high the strings need to be, how far down the nut needs to be, and best tool to round the guitar neck?

 

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Korrigan replied to Michael Graves's discussion seeking advice
"I don't know how high the strings need to be either, that's why I love threaded rod, bolts and set screws and carry these in my guitar case: I can go high for slide, low for fingering or in between as a compromise for both. Using a…"
Dec 13, 2017
Taffy Evans replied to Michael Graves's discussion seeking advice
"Hi, I see a lot of people quote string heights that are fine on a full acoustic or electric guitar, but may not work well on CBGs. I always set up a bit higher. A couple of reasons, without going into it too deeply is, 3-4 string CBG's do not…"
Dec 13, 2017
Michael Graves replied to Michael Graves's discussion wanting to know about fretless setup in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"fretless for slide"
Nov 12, 2017
Gus K replied to Michael Graves's discussion wanting to know about fretless setup in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Got it.  All I build are fretless, I keep the strings high.  0.030" seems a bit low. Mine are around 4mm (0.16") at the nut and 5mm (0.20") at the end of the fretboard. "
Nov 7, 2017
Michael Graves replied to Michael Graves's discussion wanting to know about fretless setup in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"well I'm going to have it fretless. So I'm wondering about the height from the strings down to the board. i hope that makes sense I'm new to trying to build these, sorry about the confusion."
Nov 6, 2017
Gus K replied to Michael Graves's discussion wanting to know about fretless setup in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Your post is confusing.  Are you talking about the distance from the strings to the fretboard?"
Nov 6, 2017
Michael Graves added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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wanting to know about fretless setup

I am wanting to do a fretless guitar next.  I was wondering if putting my strings at about .030" off the top of the neck would be good?  I am wanting that old delta blues sound and have been told this is the way to go.  I am taking my time on my second build and was fixing to get my parts in where I can really start to building.  The pre-fretted boards I can buy are at 20" long.  I did a layout in AutoCAD and saw that the fret board seems to go a little to far into my cigar box.  I was wanting…See More
Nov 6, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Michael Graves's discussion Measuring scale from Hardtail Bridge and best tool to use to round my neck. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Pick is spot on for the bridge, the best answer for neck shaping would start with a question, as we all tend to do things a little different based on the answer...question....what power tools do you have available to you? This question has come up…"
Oct 23, 2017
Titch the Clown replied to Michael Graves's discussion seeking advice
"The old school method of setting up at the nut is to put your finger down between the second and third strings. Then if you can slide a cigarete paper between the string and the first fret the nut is at the perfect height.  Here is my take on…"
Oct 21, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Michael Graves's discussion best size bolt to use for but
"nice design, I like it"
Oct 20, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Michael Graves's discussion seeking advice
"nice, very informative!!!"
Oct 20, 2017
ChickenboneJohn replied to Michael Graves's discussion seeking advice
"Here's my take on setting the action at the nut. As for rounding the neck, a spokeshave is cheap, easy and quick. Here's how I do it."
Oct 20, 2017
ChickenboneJohn replied to Michael Graves's discussion best size bolt to use for but
"I use a bolt as a nut for most of my fretted  guitars. As long as you cut the slot for the bolt centred on the "zero fret" position the intonation should be bang-on right. Once you get the hang of how deep to set the bolt, I find it…"
Oct 20, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Michael Graves's discussion best size bolt to use for but
"don't do it..? tons of people, thousands have used bolts for nuts, practically part of the culture anymore to come up up with whats on hand for any component of these gits, and filing the slot is no more difficult the the rest of the build. If…"
Oct 20, 2017
JL replied to Michael Graves's discussion best size bolt to use for but
"For a slide git, any threaded thingy you have on hand that gets the strings off the neck. For a fretted git, don't do it.  it has a different 'last contact' point than a regular nut and will throw off your fret positions &…"
Oct 20, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Michael Graves's discussion seeking advice
"if fretted, strings approx .030 above the first fret, and end up between 2-2.5mm(5/64") somewhere between the 12th and 17th fret, sorry for all the different types of measurements, a string fret scale is cheap, 3-5 bucks on ebay. Some people…"
Oct 19, 2017

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The different personality's each one has, the different ways you can build one by the way you feel while building it, the oldish antique look I can do with them and of course that old Delta Blues Sound I can get out of one.

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