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Intonation problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sweet Crooks on Thursday. 8 Replies

Hello everyone.  I just recently finished my first 4 string CBG build,  You can see the uploaded photos my page for reference.  Overall I think the project went well for a first build, however...I've…Continue

 

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Sweet Crooks replied to Ken Fite's discussion Intonation problems
"Quote " The problem I'm running into is fretting the strings closer to the nut causes them to run sharp" Because the Nut / Nut Slots are TOO high so when you press a sting on frets 1 -5 you are actually bending the string causing it…"
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Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Ken Fite's discussion Intonation problems
"Anything you want to know about intonation!"
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Bob Johnston replied to Ken Fite's discussion Intonation problems
"Ken, in addition to what Titch said about the nut height  I would check the fret measurements for the scale to confirm the frets are in the correct location for the scale.  I had to replace a bolt with a corian nut that I tapered to get…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Ken Fite's discussion Intonation problems
"I played slide on an electric guitar. Strings were very low. I used a thin wall glass slide. Very light weight. It took some practice. I learned to play slid with a light touch."
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Korrigan replied to Ken Fite's discussion Intonation problems
"Good eye Titch. I was just looking at the pics again and wondering about the placement of the nut."
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Titch the Clown replied to Ken Fite's discussion Intonation problems
"Hard to tell at this angle but it looks like the nut is set with the bolt against where a standard nut would go so the string break point is roughly half the width of the bolt out. Either trim the fretboard so the strings last point of contact is…"
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Korrigan replied to Ken Fite's discussion Intonation problems
"A taller nut would make the problem worse since you would need to press the string down even farther causing it to go even more sharp. But if you are setting it up with high action in order to play slide I think the compromise is having to have less…"
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Intonation problems

Hello everyone.  I just recently finished my first 4 string CBG build,  You can see the uploaded photos my page for reference.  Overall I think the project went well for a first build, however...I've attempted to set up the string height for both slide and fretting, and with the floating bridge, I've gotten the harmonic intonation correct at the 12 fret.  The problem I'm running into is fretting the strings closer to the nut causes them to run sharp, while fretting closer to the bridge runs…See More
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At 11:49am on July 20, 2019, Ken Fite said…
Thx Will! I’ll hopefully be posting some of my photos from this first build pretty soon.
At 3:57pm on July 19, 2019, Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner said…

I would like to personally welcome you into the asylum. You will find valuable resources, tips and secrets whether you are building for the first time or an old pro at it. Don't  be shy about posting a question or a comment. We are all here to help each other! So once again welcome! BTW I'm a newbie myself and let me say everyone is a friend!

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