Just doing my first fretted instrument. Cut the slots in a poplar fretboard, and I noticed that one of the slots is off by about a millimeter. I’m thinking it will be a few cents flat. Should I just proceed and live with it, or cut another one?
I tend to be pretty fussy about the details...wondering how fussy I should be here. Thanks.
......it worked. Thanks for that.
The HTML Editor option seems to work fine
I'm getting ready to fret this and attach a tobacco tin. I'm pretty happy with the way this neck and headlock are working out, and I am looking forward to stringing this up.
(I'm having trouble including a photo in this post...never uploads and then I get an error message, so I am attaching it.)
"headstock" not "headlock"...must have been spell corrected
I put this together and put a couple strings on it. Fun instrument, and sounds nice.
Regarding the tuning, the flexing of the can is much more of an issue than sloppy fret placement. I am going to tweak the design a bit to stiffen the can. In the meantime, I can manipulate the pitch of individual notes and add vibrato by pushing on the can a bit with my picking hand.
I temporarily taped a flat pickup in front of the can, and that sounded really good. I'll have to mount it permanently.