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Taffy Evans commented on Don Paul's blog post New Member need a little advice.
"Hi, Id say Keith is on the money with his reply. At the 12th I would have 2mm at most, and at the nut I'm talking .5mm [1/2 a mm] for an acoustic finger fretted guitar. Check the straightness of the neck by fretting the first fret and the 12…"
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Keith Rearick commented on Don Paul's blog post New Member need a little advice.
"First check to make sure that the neck isn't bowed. Use a straight edge, maybe a square to see. It will rock, if it is bowed. If that is the problem, then you first need to use a block with sandpaper and sand them down to level. Then try…"
Jan 26
Keith Rearick commented on Don Paul's blog post New Member need a little advice.
"Sounds like your 3 string was made more for sliding than picking. Does it have frets? Acoustic or electric? If so, you could probably lower the action a little bit."
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New Member need a little advice.

I just got my first 3 string CBG and I love the musical versatility. Has a harp player it be perfect. My question is about fretting. The fretting is hard. I have several guitars and even my old acoustics aren't this hard. Is this nature of the beast and I need to fight through it or can it be adjusted out? I don't want to fool with it till I know what I'm doing. Any advice would be appreciated.See More
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Easy play Harmonica player learning to play blues rhythm while im harpping.

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New Member need a little advice.

Posted on January 26, 2020 at 10:29am 5 Comments

I just got my first 3 string CBG and I love the musical versatility. Has a harp player it be perfect. My question is about fretting. The fretting is hard. I have several guitars and even my old acoustics aren't this hard. Is this nature of the beast and I need to fight through it or can it be adjusted out? I don't want to fool with it till I know what I'm doing. Any advice would be appreciated.

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