r.j. hassler
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"r.j. you can also take them to a local music store that does repair, they will know what to do? They’ll give you funny looks, but they’ll do it :)"
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r.j. hassler left a comment for BrianQ.
"thanks brian, i bought these guitars on  etsy , dont know how to find any local builders , shane speal isnt to far away but i dont know if he and his family are feeling better or if he does that kind of work. plus , i can not figure out my way…"
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BrianQ. left a comment for r.j. hassler
"You can also talk to the builder and have them lower the action? "
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r.j. hassler left a comment for BrianQ.
"thanks brian , i will look into that , r.j."
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"r.j. you can lower the action by sanding the bottom side of the bridge, you may also need to lower the strings at the nut afterwards using the same method? take your time tho, it’s easy to remove material, but harder to put it back? Good luck…"
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beginner mistake

hi everyone, i made a big mistake and not sure how to fix it. i really hope im not the first one to do this but, i bought not one but two slide guitars . one 3 string and one 4 string. i did not know the action would be so high that you cant fret. both are well made nice guitars but i want to  be able to fret and slide. looking for ideas on how to lower the action. maybe install hardtail bridges ? any advice would be greatly  appreciated. thanks , r.j.See More
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This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
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im a bass player , but my left hand cant take the stretching anymore. started looking for something i could play and found cbgs, learning chord shapes is new and kinda tough , but im having a blast. really wish i would have found these sooner.

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At 8:31pm on July 3, 2021, BrianQ. said…

r.j. you can also take them to a local music store that does repair, they will know what to do? They’ll give you funny looks, but they’ll do it :)

At 8:30pm on July 3, 2021, BrianQ. said…

It’s pretty easy to navigate, just point & click? You can post stuff 2 ways:

1. Shortcut to post in multiple forms, click on the middle icon, then point & click to choose what you want to do.


2. to navigate through this site, just point & click these Headers & Drop down Menus wil appear, point & click to choose one.

At 3:42pm on July 3, 2021, BrianQ. said…

You can also talk to the builder and have them lower the action? 

At 12:13pm on July 3, 2021, BrianQ. said…

r.j. you can lower the action by sanding the bottom side of the bridge, you may also need to lower the strings at the nut afterwards using the same method? take your time tho, it’s easy to remove material, but harder to put it back? Good luck :)

At 9:53pm on June 1, 2021, BrianQ. said…

Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes?

 
 
 

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