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Micro Tilt Neck

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Gilreath May 14, 2018. 8 Replies

Hi, guys!  I would appreciate some info on how to install a screw-on neck with a micro tilt feature.  Seems like it would be a good way to keep the action at reasonable levels.  I think I have an…Continue

Action too high

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Gilreath Mar 16, 2015. 5 Replies

Yes, it's me...again!  Well, I got the thing put together and strung and I have a nice low action at the nut, but my neck is bowed a little and the action is too high as you move toward the box.  I…Continue

Nut height and placement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Gilreath Mar 10, 2015. 8 Replies

Ok.  I am at what I think to be a critical point in my first build:  placing the bridge and the nut.  I'm sure most of you don't have any issue with this particular portion of your build, but I am…Continue

Adjustable bridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bad Finger (Eric) Feb 6, 2015. 3 Replies

Hello, again, gentlemen...and others!  So my first build continues and my compulsion to get it as right as possible the first time continues to slow me down.  Anyway, I got an adjustable bridge from…Continue

 

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Tom Gilreath replied to Tom Gilreath's discussion Micro Tilt Neck
"Thanks for the info, people. I think I've got it figured out. We will see how it goes!"
May 14, 2018
Korrigan replied to Tom Gilreath's discussion Micro Tilt Neck
"Lol Kigar, good catch. Yeah, no Alzheimer's yet, just a touch of dementia.  :D"
May 9, 2018
Kigar replied to Tom Gilreath's discussion Micro Tilt Neck
"Wow Korrigan, I always thought you were a futuristic guy.  Can you send us some lotto numbers?  Actually thanks for the link, whenever it came from!"
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Taffy Evans replied to Tom Gilreath's discussion Micro Tilt Neck
"Hi again, I had just remembered my principal for the adjusting mechanism. I had not seen the video last time I was on here, but the systems are similar. To show the workings I have pictured a jig I use for setting up, a double bass, for…"
May 9, 2018
Korrigan replied to Tom Gilreath's discussion Micro Tilt Neck
"No problem Richard. I saw this video ages ago, when I first started researching CBG building, I'm surprised i remembered it. That was way back in September 2018... I guess the Alzheimer's hasn't fully kicked in yet. lol"
May 9, 2018
Taffy Evans replied to Tom Gilreath's discussion Micro Tilt Neck
"Hi Tom, now that you mentioned it, I remember doing this on a three string some time ago. I set it up and forgot about it and then sold it without having the chance to use it. l'll leave you to work out the details, but I remember it was a…"
May 9, 2018
Korrigan replied to Tom Gilreath's discussion Micro Tilt Neck
"Chickenbone John is the guy to ask about that.  : ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTvZU4o7zFI"
May 8, 2018
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Micro Tilt Neck

Hi, guys!  I would appreciate some info on how to install a screw-on neck with a micro tilt feature.  Seems like it would be a good way to keep the action at reasonable levels.  I think I have an idea about how it would work, but I'm not sure I'm on the right track.Thanks!See More
May 8, 2018

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At 5:21pm on February 6, 2015, Reeds Taylor said…

Hello Tom,

In regards to your question in the chat earlier...I put wings on the sides of the neck where the bridge sits....when using a mag pick up...there in no need to worry about box resonance because the pick up uses the vibrations from the string to transfer sound...so no need for the gap between the lid and the neck....I'm am posting a small diagram so you can see what I talking about. Hope it helps.

The dark areas are if you want the gap....from the side view the dark area show where the wings are located.

 
 
 

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