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Finding scale length from fret spacing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jan 8, 2018. 4 Replies

I recently did some work on a six string cbg. The bridge was free floating, and I forgot to mark it’s sweet spot beforehand. Now, I want to put it back, but have no idea where to place it. Does…Continue

Tags: frets, from, length, scale, Find

Baritone use with magnetic pickup

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn Apr 1, 2017. 9 Replies

So I just finished cutting out the hole to drop in a 4 pole magnetic pickup in my latest build. It's a baritone ukulele. I just remembered that I don't use steel strings for ukuleles. I see that…Continue

Tags: pickup, magnetic, strings, Ukulele

Compound miter saw jig

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar Oct 18, 2016. 3 Replies

Excuse me if this has been dealt with already. I searched for it, but all I found were table saw jigs.I just bought a sliding compound miter saw. I want to make 15 degree necks. Can anyone point me…Continue

Tags: neck, jig, saw, miter, Miter

Fret template for iPad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown Aug 22, 2016. 1 Reply

I know there are many discussions about fret templates and tools. However, I can't find anything for an iPad (which ise almost exclusively). Does anybody have suggestions. I'd like to be able to…Continue

Tags: print, pdf, tablet, iPad, template


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