This site is great. I just made my first 3 string fretless CBG and everything looks great. My question is that the string height seems awfully high 1/4". I am temporarily using a bolt and the nut and am using a plastic chop stick as the bridge. I would like to eventually use of these same chop sticks as the nut. The strings make a buzz when I press down on the string and attempt to play a chord. When I apply pressure on the string behind the nut (bolt) this buzz is reduced. Do I need to rebuild the head to reduce the height of the tuners to the bridge? Please advise.
You need to use a string tree or some other device to hold the strings down against the nut. That will stop the buzzing. Here is a pic of a simple way to do it using a small piece of wood.
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