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Bridge over troubled frets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Dec 28, 2018. 6 Replies

Now that I've working out the correct tuning another problem has reared its ugly head. Fretting! When playing one finger chords the large G string  (.044) frets really well its those pesky D (.034)…Continue

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Up to my neck!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Scott Oct 6, 2018. 10 Replies

My CBG is still in its infancy stages and I've cut my neck down so it fits flush with the edge of the top of the cigar box. My perceived dilemma is my strings will set too low and hit my deltabucker…Continue

Humbucker

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 3, 2018. 4 Replies

I want to install Deltabucker pickups on my CBG but can't find any info on how far to install them from the neck of the guitar. Most pics I've seen have them about 1 inch from the neck, is there a…Continue

Nuts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Ratliff Aug 10, 2018. 7 Replies

I'm going nuts, the answer to how high to set the nut varies from the thickness of a playing card, the thickness of a dime to the height of the first fret plus .030. This is my first build and I want…Continue

 

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Andries D. EKER commented on Larry Ratliff's blog post Breaker Breaker 1-9...This is the "String Breaker"
"The edge in the hole off the tuner, may bee sharp, if it snaps at the tuner? smooth it out whit a small file, sharp angles of the string are not that favorable because of the tension that is needed to get in tune, check if your tuner is on the right…"
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Larry Ratliff posted a status
"No problem Taff, its been allot of trial and error and allot of help from Subject Matter experts like you that made this journey a joy."
Dec 28, 2018
Taffy Evans replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Bridge over troubled frets
"Thanks for letting us know."
Dec 28, 2018
Larry Ratliff replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Bridge over troubled frets
"I fixed it with my adjustable bridge. Lowered the large G string and raised the D and G string slightly now they all fret at the same time for a clear sounding strum."
Dec 28, 2018
Taffy Evans replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Bridge over troubled frets
"Hi Larry, if as mentioned above you are not getting clean sounding bar chords this is a fix I have implemented for players with this problem. Often not all the strings fall under a fleshy part of the finger, some can sit in the crease under the…"
Dec 28, 2018
BrianQ. replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Bridge over troubled frets
"A few videos  one on string height at nut https://youtu.be/GiQPwDE-0U8 one on hardtail bridges https://youtu.be/FB4b1X00vXQ Good luck :D"
Dec 28, 2018
Tom T replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Bridge over troubled frets
"If I understand correctly, you're saying that when you "bar" the three strings behind a fret, the largest string touches the fret correctly, but the two smaller strings do not? If that is an accurate description, then I would think…"
Dec 28, 2018
John Sawyer replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Bridge over troubled frets
"Pics?  I'm not quite understanding the issue..."
Dec 28, 2018
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Bridge over troubled frets

Now that I've working out the correct tuning another problem has reared its ugly head. Fretting! When playing one finger chords the large G string  (.044) frets really well its those pesky D (.034) and G (.026) strings that won't lay down. Sooooooo...... since I have an adjustable bridge I brought the .044 string down low, lifted the .034 string just a smidgen above the .044 string and then lifted the .026 string just a smidgen above .034 string. Now when I fret my finger frets the .026 then…See More
Dec 28, 2018
Larry Ratliff posted a status
"Thanks Gary, the G2 D3 G3 is working pretty good so far. I've just got to learn to pick up these sounds by ear now."
Dec 28, 2018
gary herget commented on Larry Ratliff's blog post Breaker Breaker 1-9...This is the "String Breaker"
"Larry, I use the 44 34 and 24 on my reso guits. I think you are just tunning too high an octive. I have never broken a string on a reso. I don't know about G2 D3 or any of that, I just tune till strings are no loner sloppy and seems to work…"
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"Like to give a shout out to new CBG friends Korrigan, Taff and Uncle John for getting my project across the finish line. Thanks"
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"Yes, I'm starting the CBG revolution down here in NW Florida, thanks for all your help Uncle John."
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Dec 23, 2018
Larry Ratliff commented on Larry Ratliff's blog post Breaker Breaker 1-9...This is the "String Breaker"
"Yes, tuned to G2-D3-G3..sounds freaking awesome! Thanks everyone."
Dec 23, 2018

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Breaker Breaker 1-9...This is the "String Breaker"

Posted on December 22, 2018 at 7:45pm 16 Comments

Built my first CBG but as I tune .044 G string breaks as does .034 D. I made sure I set bridge to nut length to 25 inch with an adjustable bridge

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At 2:42pm on December 23, 2018, Uncle John said…

I like the cat face build.  It is good to have you for a CBN friend from Florida.  Can we come down for Newyears and stay with you until spring?

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