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