Brent Kasl
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Nylon strings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Dec 28, 2019. 1 Reply

For a three string cbg tuned gdg, what are benefits if any of nylon strings as compared to nickel or steel?Continue

Fretboard clearance for adjustable bridges

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jan 5. 10 Replies

Is the 1/4" fretboard height above lid also work allowing for adjusting on an adjustable bridge?The two builds using adjustable bridges and a 1/4" height above lid to fretboard is resulting in the…Continue

Pickup Depth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Dec 14, 2019. 1 Reply

When notching the neck under the lid for a single coil pickup, what is considered too deep that would weaken the neck? I have two 1 x 2's  in the box so a total of 1.5", coil depth is 3/4".Continue

Fretwoods

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southpaw Dec 15, 2019. 4 Replies

Do hard woods like oak not accept medium fretwire as easy as maple, poplar?The fretwire currently being used on an oak fretboard will not penetrate to stay in place despite using the same .023 saw as…Continue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fretboard clearance for adjustable bridges
"Hi Brent, glad you found the problem. Thanks for sharing the feedback I think it's important so others can learn from the challenges other builders face and how they fixed it. Taff"
Jan 5
Brent Kasl replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fretboard clearance for adjustable bridges
"After trouble shooting found out I had a warped neck, bowed back so no matter how high bridge was the strings hit the fretboard. Never had it before but now I know."
Jan 5
Taffy Evans replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fretboard clearance for adjustable bridges
"Hi Brent, I'm not sure I'm understanding your problem now. It seems you have fret buzz. I would say that the issue may lie with your fret work. If fret levelling was done with a straight bar with sandpaper on one surface and all the…"
Dec 28, 2019
Cause the Blue rat replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Nylon strings
"The only reason to have steal is if you are using a magnetic pickup. If you like and want the sound of the nylon strings go for it. "
Dec 28, 2019
Brent Kasl posted a discussion

Nylon strings

For a three string cbg tuned gdg, what are benefits if any of nylon strings as compared to nickel or steel?See More
Dec 28, 2019
Brent Kasl replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fretboard clearance for adjustable bridges
"Actually removal of a front shim is what is needed for slight back angle"
Dec 27, 2019
Brent Kasl replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fretboard clearance for adjustable bridges
"i might also add a shim to the front under the neck and try to get some back angle, that should lower the strings a bit."
Dec 27, 2019
Brent Kasl replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fretboard clearance for adjustable bridges
"I raised the neck to get about 3/8" clearance from lid to fretboard with no improvement, clearance at strings across lid now 5/8". Still buzzing at early frets even that high and all frets leveled. One item that was poorly designed was the…"
Dec 27, 2019
Taffy Evans replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fretboard clearance for adjustable bridges
"Hi Brent, did you find and and fix your issue, what was the outcome? Taff"
Dec 26, 2019
Taffy Evans replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fretboard clearance for adjustable bridges
"Hi Brent, what I think is important is the height of the bridge. I have to refer to full size guitars here. There is an ideal suggested height for an acoustic guitar bridge and saddle The fingerboard more often than not, is always 1/4" over the…"
Dec 17, 2019
Brent Kasl replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fretboard clearance for adjustable bridges
"Thanks for reply, I assume fret board setup of 1/4" over lid us same no matter what style of bridge is being used? The same setup with a floating bridge was great, not sure what difference is? When you say set of the neck, should it be lower in…"
Dec 17, 2019
Taffy Evans replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fretboard clearance for adjustable bridges
"Hi, I would shim under the bridge feet to raise the strings if needed. I would check the set of the neck to raise or lower the lay of the strings, if needed. So giving adjustability to the bridge. Did you level all the frets after installing? check…"
Dec 17, 2019
Brent Kasl posted a discussion

Fretboard clearance for adjustable bridges

Is the 1/4" fretboard height above lid also work allowing for adjusting on an adjustable bridge?The two builds using adjustable bridges and a 1/4" height above lid to fretboard is resulting in the bridge adjusted to the max and even with a fairly high nut I am still getting fret buzz on the first two frets.I usually have the 1/4" for floating bridges with piezos with no problems with lower string action and no buzzingSee More
Dec 17, 2019
Southpaw replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fretwoods
"maybe the tiniest amount of oil might help, I've only done this trying to put nails into hardwood"
Dec 15, 2019
Taffy Evans replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Pickup Depth
"Hi, I would think it depends on the timber used and grain orientation. Any amount I cut out of one side I put back on the other, only longer. So if I was to cut out 40mm from the top of the neck stick, I would install maybe 150mm on the bottom. But…"
Dec 14, 2019
Brent Kasl posted a discussion

Pickup Depth

When notching the neck under the lid for a single coil pickup, what is considered too deep that would weaken the neck? I have two 1 x 2's  in the box so a total of 1.5", coil depth is 3/4".See More
Dec 14, 2019

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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
being creative
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At 12:05am on December 25, 2017, Korrigan said…

Those are some great looking guitars and amps Brent! Thanks for sharing some pics.

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Glad to be your friend.  Text me if I can do anything for you.  Sam

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Thanks for the friend request Brent!

 
 
 

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