Optimal string height on fretless CBGs

Yup, not everyone will like this string height. I think it is a good compromise height to do both slide and some fingering.

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Comment by Uncle John on June 21, 2017 at 9:07am

Hi, Andries.  Glad you found this.  

Comment by Andries D. EKER on June 21, 2017 at 5:24am

Hi John No i did now miss it!! i putt the video on my Google + Site ,(have to show off) and thanks for putting it up, for all the guy's to get there grievenses out of the way! fun to read, how they take the mickey out on you,and others, must  be a builder thing ! good to see you still have fun whit it! slide on !

Comment by Uncle John on June 20, 2017 at 2:38pm

True words, RTZ.

Comment by RTZGUITARS on June 20, 2017 at 2:16pm

Best strings height is what the finger like done stress the phalanges.

Comment by Uncle John on June 19, 2017 at 1:57pm

LOL, Nancy.  That is a pretty gray cat and he is JUST THE RIGHT HEIGHT,

Comment by Nancy kat on June 19, 2017 at 12:54pm

Meowwwwwwwwzers~~~~^..^

Comment by Uncle John on June 19, 2017 at 6:48am

Good comparison to the fretless banjos too.

Comment by Uncle John on June 19, 2017 at 6:47am

You are welcome, Brent and thanks.   Players can have fun with high action, but they also miss out on some fun.  Too low  and it bang and buzz.

Comment by Brent Briggs on June 19, 2017 at 5:55am

I'm with you Unc. The last two fretless ones I built have a similar string height to a fretless banjo. You can slide it or "fret" directly against the wood. I've noticed that this setup helps some people play chords because if you are a little off with your finger positions you don't get the buzz you would if playing a guitar with frets. Good vid. Thanks.

Comment by Uncle John on June 18, 2017 at 12:06pm

Milt, being familiar with your build photos and videos, that is a good endorsement for those string heights.  

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