Caleb D Bennett
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Fretless cbg

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Jun 27. 4 Replies

Ok I made a cbg with fretless finger board. When I try fretting a note it is dead. The fingerboard is straight and level. Would the string height be problem?  It is 1/8" at the nut and about 3/16 at…Continue

 

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JL replied to Caleb D Bennett's discussion Fretless cbg
"Yes, the string height is too high, when you finger the note the string is pulling so hard up into your finger that you dont get a good "edge down" at the end of the string, the last tiny bit is mooshed up in your flesh and sounding dull…"
Jun 27
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Taffy Evans replied to Caleb D Bennett's discussion Fretless cbg
"Hi, I think your high action is more likely to cause intonation problems more than dull sound. But with no frets you can compensate for that. Hard materials at the nut and saddles give a brighter string response and more sustain as they do not soak…"
Jun 25
Tom T replied to Caleb D Bennett's discussion Fretless cbg
"If you have it set up with open tuning (D A D, etc) then you can pick some great tunes with a pick and slide. Picking individual notes using a slide is fairly easy to learn and there are tons of videos online that will show you how. It is possible…"
Jun 25
Jerry Jordan replied to Caleb D Bennett's discussion Fretless cbg
"So you don't want to use a slide? Yes raising the action would help, plus a little relief to the neck, if you want to play fretless with out a slide., heavier strings should ring a little better.,.,.chime in folks.,.,."
Jun 25
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Fretless cbg

Ok I made a cbg with fretless finger board. When I try fretting a note it is dead. The fingerboard is straight and level. Would the string height be problem?  It is 1/8" at the nut and about 3/16 at the twelfth fret. …See More
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mostly dulcimers about 30 a few lap steel guitars
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
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At 11:33am on May 23, 2019, BrianQ. said…

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