Hello all! Happy to have been accepted and can’t wait to get into the blogs and discussions! Have materials and parts for 3 CBGs and getting ready to start the 1st build. What is a good string height…Continue
"Have to say I`m more old school. Apart from a steel rule which I use as a perfect straight edge to line it up I just use my eye for the string height. Ok, sometimes the strings are a little high but a file soon sorts that out ;)
I can imagine all…"
"Yep, that's what I have been using Brian Q, to set action. I use feeler gauges for measuring at the nut. I use lengths of aluminium flat bar marked with fret positions and scale lengths, and of course steel rules, foldeing carpenters rules and…"
"If you don’t have one of these then get one, well worth the 4 bucks & free shipping from MGB. Card sized, but unlike playing cards, it has a way to accurately measure & has several modes of measure: inches- 32/64ths,millimeters,…"
"Hi Jason, lots of good info already offered on action hieght
. I was a bit confused regarding your 10mm reference, I think you were referring to the bridge height. If so, 15mm is an area I shoot for. it gives a good break angle for the string…"
"Want to say THANK YOU to everyone that has given me advice/tips and links to follow to help with my first build. Am planning to hit it hard tomorrow and will definitely drop pics when I finish. Such an awesome community!!!!"
"I wouldn`t worry too much about the string height as you can always make it high, then try it out and lower it to suit yourself. It`s easier if the nut is bone and can be filed down rather tan using a bolt but even that can be adjusted by lowering…"
"Actually don’t own any other guitars. I think I remember seeing somewhere (I’ve watched SO MANY videos and read SO MANY articles) that at the 1st fret it should be like 1-2 playing card height and like 10 cards at the 12th or something…"
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