Al Lobe
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BrianQ. replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Looking at it without the tuners, it would seem that way. But, with the tuners installed, the string holes are actually lower than the guide holes, so it does have downward pressure on the string guide? I think the angle of the pic is fooling your…"
May 11
Taffy Evans replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi, this system I imagine is due to the tuner post being higher or as high as the fingerboard. It will I think put upward pressure on the spacer from the strings so secure it well. A slotted spacer would have downward pressure holding it firm. Taff"
May 10
Al Lobe replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Grateful to all of you and Customer Service. Their answer, which corresponds with yours: "The slotted nut has been replaced by the retainer. Lay that flush against the edge of the fretboard... You fit the strings through the slots before you…"
May 10
Taffy Evans replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
" That's what I'm talking about. Thanks, BQ. Taff"
May 9
BrianQ. replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Here’s a better pic with the whole headstock,I didn’t add the other piece cuz I was showing where the guide was supposed to be positioned? "
May 8
Al Lobe replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks again, Taff! Thank you, Brian - just deleted everything. I did try to reach cust serv last week but think they were out on Fri. Also tried FB. You've all been great - when I get an answer will let you all know. Gonna take me awhile to…"
May 8
Taffy Evans replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi agian, it may be the camera angle, but in BQs photo of the nut spacer the holes look too high. Keep in mind that they also need to allow downward pressure of the strings onto the zero fret giving a break angle to prevent buzzing. Just a thought.…"
May 8
BrianQ. replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
May 8
BrianQ. replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Here’s what instructions in mine say about it? FYI- it’s best to contact CBGITTY support directly, they have somebody that takes care of kits who will walk you through any problems? :)"
May 7
Al Lobe replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
May 7
the anonymous pick replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"yup BQ . lol.. I just realized that ,  but thanks for the assist . ;-)"
May 7
the anonymous pick replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"It seems the kit has changed  from the pic i posted . and is now zero fret  design ..  so your  first fret is your nut .  and   that piece keeps the strings inline behind it . "
May 7
BrianQ. replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"That’s the new one Pick, it has the square holes to match the square sound holes? You could totally cut the top down to replicate a nut tho?"
May 7
Al Lobe replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks, Taff! Spent more time trying to figure this out than it prolly takes to build. Hoping someone will point out an obvious answer, I'll go Doh! and will be on my way."
May 7
the anonymous pick replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"In this kit  PICTURE .. "D" would be your nut .  IM NOT SURE WHAT YOU HAVE THERE . "
May 7
BrianQ. replied to Al Lobe's discussion Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut" in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yes, that is a string guide. The Bento box employs a Zero-fret, so the Nut is the Zero-fret? "
May 7

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At 3:07pm on May 7, 2022, BrianQ. said…

Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes? Site is old and has a glitch, here’s the trick to post:

 
 
 

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