I am just starting with CBG`s. And I never played a fretted CBG.
Regular Guitars, yes but not 3-Stringed CBG`s.

I am going to built my first 2 CBG`s and one will be fretless and one fretted.
On the fretted I want to play chords AND with Slide, too.

My Question is, how should I setup the action?
I guess there must be a compromise between easy playing chords and easy playing slide. But where to start?

Any advide?

Views: 119

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Here’s a good start, Search Glenn Watt, he has some set-up videos too

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GiQPwDE-0U8

Thanks, thats an informative good Video.

I checked with some of my Regular Guitars, the examples he shows will work for me, so i now have a starting point and when the Guitars are built i can make adjustments.

To each his own but 1mm at the first fret and 2.5mm at the 12th work well for me. 

The fretwire I use has a .046" (1.17mm) crown height.  I place a nickel (1.95mm) on the fretboard up against the nut and then slot until the file hits the nickel.  This results in ~1mm of action at the first fret and makes things pretty fool proof.  2 dimes stacked is 2.7mm and makes a decent feeler gauge for action at the 12th. 

Thank you i guess 1mm and 2.5mm will work for me too.
Got no Nickels and Dimes here in Germany but ill get it.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Lid thickness question.

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner 1 hour ago. 12 Replies

Screw Inlays

Started by Brent Kasl in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

built-in reverb

Started by JOHN POMEROY in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter 9 hours ago. 6 Replies

Peloton Bike

Started by Grace Acebedo in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Grace Acebedo yesterday. 6 Replies

Holding the CBG

Started by Jack Brady in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Thursday. 4 Replies

Logo using tracing paper

Started by Titch the Clown in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Blog Posts

My mistake at the markets

Posted by Rick Tish on August 22, 2019 at 9:27am 1 Comment

Indiana State Fair

Posted by Rick Tish on August 19, 2019 at 7:46pm 1 Comment

Buying in bulk

Posted by Rick Tish on August 17, 2019 at 6:31pm 3 Comments

Shellac

Posted by Rick Tish on August 15, 2019 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

Latest Activity

Andries D. EKER commented on RTZGUITARS's video
Thumbnail

Summers End

"Fine picking & singing RTZ! i believe you are forgiven by now! sometimes somethings work !"
1 hour ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Downtown Vinnie's video
Thumbnail

Bass Fishin

"PUMPING ! NICE great  tone ,is that metal strings or nylon ?thats a track for some slide…"
1 hour ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Things that use to be A. D. Eker 2019

"Hiya RTZ ! thanks for your kind comments appriciated ! & GLAD YOU LIKED IT !"
1 hour ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Things that use to be A. D. Eker 2019

"Thanks Amos for your kind like ! appriciated !"
1 hour ago
Poorness Studios posted photos
1 hour ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Lid thickness question.
"Thanks Taff, my idea of the rod was to be a direct link from the bridge to the false bottom.…"
1 hour ago
Ben Ridgeway liked Tom T's discussion 67% Les Paul Tribute
1 hour ago
Taffy Evans replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Lid thickness question.
"Hi Will, I will not go in depth on the subject as we are talking simple box design guitars, but I…"
2 hours ago
AGP # liked Shawn's photo
2 hours ago
AGP # liked RTZGUITARS's video
2 hours ago
AGP # commented on Downtown Vinnie's video
2 hours ago
AGP # liked Downtown Vinnie's video
2 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->