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Fret size

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Ridgeway Dec 30, 2019. 5 Replies

Good morning everyoneJust wondering what size fret wire people use on their builds. I usually use medium/medium for frets and a jumbo for 0 frets. I have built a dulcimer using finish nails ( a real…Continue

Hard tail bridge mounting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan Dec 2, 2019. 4 Replies

Hello everyone,I have built 4 acoustic cbg and used a conventional bridges. I am now planning a build using the same acoustic style but with a piezo pickup and hardtail adjustable bridge. I would…Continue

 

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David replied to Mark Ballard's discussion Neck Width 1 1/2”?
"you could get away with it. I had a piece of mahogany that was only1.25” and it worked out well. Took me a bit to get used to it."
Feb 7
David replied to James Pobog's discussion fret (and fret marking) experiments
"James I don’t know how to posts pic of the nail frets. It won’t let me copy and paste. I’ll try to figure something out Dave"
Jan 18
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Jan 17
David replied to James Pobog's discussion fret (and fret marking) experiments
"James It was a pain but I have a small adjustable square I use like a caliper. After the height is set for the first one it is easy to move from fret to fret and keep them consistent. I then made the nut and bridge to fit the fret height. I will…"
Jan 15
David replied to Rough Cut Tom's discussion Neck mortising jig
"Tom Looks like an interesting fixture. Will be cool to see what it does and how it works?"
Jan 15
David replied to James Pobog's discussion fret (and fret marking) experiments
"Good morning I have used finish nails as frets on old school dulcimer. I did like you did and made the saw mark first then rounded it out slightly with a file. As for color could you heat it with a torch? I realize you would have to it before…"
Jan 14
David liked James Pobog's discussion fret (and fret marking) experiments
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David replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Tung oil vs Danish Oil?
"I like both of the finishes you mentioned. Lately I have been using tru-oil for gun stocks. It can give for a soft sheen to high gloss depending on how many coats you want to apply,(usually many coats).But again can take time to finish. I guess you…"
Jan 11
Ben Ridgeway replied to David's discussion Fret size
"I primarily use med/med If the action is set right you can fret or slide Jumbo tall frets makes for easier fingering but you'll get a lot of slide chatter My 2 cents"
Dec 30, 2019
KOOL DOG HOOCH replied to David's discussion Fret size
"Makes sense, thanks."
Dec 30, 2019
Ben Ridgeway replied to David's discussion Fret size
"Medium tall, medium wide"
Dec 30, 2019
KOOL DOG HOOCH replied to David's discussion Fret size
"Just a little curious I've seen this everywhere, what does the designation med/med mean? I understand the size aspect, not the other med. Is it like a soft/med/hard material, If so what kind?"
Dec 30, 2019
sparky37 replied to David's discussion Fret size
"I have been using wide pyramid frets from stew mac. https://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Fretwire/StewMac_Wide_Fretwire.html I will be changing up to wide highest frets hopefully a little easier to crown. The taller frets give you a little…"
Dec 27, 2019
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Fret size

Good morning everyoneJust wondering what size fret wire people use on their builds. I usually use medium/medium for frets and a jumbo for 0 frets. I have built a dulcimer using finish nails ( a real challenge to level fretting). I was thinking of trying jumbo frets for the next build with no 0 fret just a nut. Any one use the jumbo frets on their builds?See More
Dec 27, 2019
David replied to Shane Strickland's discussion My first CBG
"Nice work! I am still getting up the gumption to make a slider. I am stuck on acoustics myself for some reason."
Dec 23, 2019

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