Hi folks. So I've built two 3-string box guitars so far and I've used a bolt as the nut both times. But each time I used nails as the frets and just glued them down after putting on the strings. This…Continue
"centralise on fret one/nut position as far as I am aware...
you could try bugs easy frets, thick super glue and wide split pins for frets.( Break in half at loop with cutters).. but they are a bitch to grind down so cut them well at an angle!
"Sure, i agree with you. I've found the jumbo wire to be useful on the zero fret. Moving the bridge/saddle height for a sufficient break angle works too. Since the break angle over the fret increases as you move toward the bridge, it isn't…"
"Sorry ed but this is misinformation. A zero fret does not 'need to be' a bigger guage wire than the rest at all. In fact I've never heard of that practice except for here in this site. Arguing so is like saying a capo will only work…"
"Let's say you shoot this thing completely off and you're 2mm out of whack on your nut placement. It is really only going to matter on the open note and even that can be remedied by moving the bridge slightly. If you know you…"
"That's what I love about this place! All the great ideas and helpful peeps.
I think I'll give my first try with a single sting. Thin neck will save on the fret wire if it totally goes belly-up.
I'll be sure to let CGBN know how…"
"Same for me I just use a fret calculator, printed it out and mark the frets from the nut all the way up the neck. I started using bone and plastic for the bridge but went back to bolts as I like the sound and the look of them. I never…"