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Problem CGB

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Rasmussen Mar 14. 18 Replies

hi everyone, I have build some more CBG guitar, and used both scalelenght and fretboard calculator to get it right. Tune to GDG, I using youtube to learn the how to play, but my CGB sounds like S...!…Continue

 

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Thomas Rasmussen replied to Thomas Rasmussen's discussion Problem CGB
"hi again I think I've solved the problem after watching Dale Puckett's video on youtube, where he tells about backangle. So I saw more of the neck where it had to lie under the lid and glued a small block underneath, to raise it. It has…"
Mar 14
JL replied to Thomas Rasmussen's discussion Problem CGB
"Are you using a bolt or round rod for the nut, and did you set the frets from its center, or the edge of the nut slot, which could knock out the intonation. which is easy to fix by cuttin a little more from the side of the nut slot, or shimming the…"
Mar 11
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Paul Craig replied to Thomas Rasmussen's discussion Problem CGB
"I was thinking the same thing Taffy was thinking - tuning."
Mar 7
Taffy Evans replied to Thomas Rasmussen's discussion Problem CGB
"Hmmmm, last silly suggestion. Is your guitar tuned the same the one you are playing along with? As an example, if anyone tried to learn Coceine Blues off of the video I just posted on here, they would find they do not match note for note. My guitar…"
Mar 4
Thomas Rasmussen replied to Thomas Rasmussen's discussion Problem CGB
"Hi  Thanks for all the feedback, it is so great to sit on the other side off the world and get so much back THANKS :-) I will try some of the things and I will get back as soon that I hopefully get it in tune. I will try to deepen my problem,…"
Mar 4
Taffy Evans replied to Thomas Rasmussen's discussion Problem CGB
"Hey Thomas, if you have a listen the guitar in the Blue Lagoon for Sale post, just posted, Blind Doughboy is playing/fretting that guitar from the nut all the way up the neck.  It has he says, an action/string heights of 5mm at bridge saddle…"
Mar 2
the anonymous pick replied to Thomas Rasmussen's discussion Problem CGB
"lol, sorry , this is the best reply i can come up with  , without sounding like i'm disagreeing , or otherwise constructive critique .   ;-)"
Mar 1
Taffy Evans replied to Thomas Rasmussen's discussion Problem CGB
"Thanks Pick, I never thought of blowing it up. Yep that should play ok at the nut  [ at least it should sound like Amazing Grace] if the Bridge is moved to allow for the higher action. On the guitar I just played/posted in the video section,…"
Mar 1
Paul Craig replied to Thomas Rasmussen's discussion Problem CGB
"That's going to pull notes sharp if fretting and sound off for sure. Maybe a hole step."
Mar 1
the anonymous pick replied to Thomas Rasmussen's discussion Problem CGB
Mar 1
Paul Craig replied to Thomas Rasmussen's discussion Problem CGB
"Strings need to be high for slide - low for fretting. Setting up a git for both is difficult and takes a good bit of practice to play both well.  I usually set the string height at 3/16" off the fretboard to play both and about half that…"
Mar 1
Taffy Evans replied to Thomas Rasmussen's discussion Problem CGB
"Hi, for me it's hard to diagnose a problem like this without having the guitars on the bench.  In my experience your action, string height, looks ok, not too high to make the guitar play " nothing like" the piece you are learning…"
Mar 1
the anonymous pick replied to Thomas Rasmussen's discussion Problem CGB
"Yes , your string action is a bit high on all of them . a smaller bridge and nut should help  on  nr 2 and 3 .  But your First picture , the  neck is lower than the body , so a smaller bridge may not work without the strings…"
Mar 1
Thomas Rasmussen replied to Thomas Rasmussen's discussion Problem CGB
"As I have written I have done a scale length so from nut to 12tf should be the same as from 12th til bridge I have thought about the string action have can I prevent that, put in some smaller bridge ? what does it mean nut is off? strings are not in…"
Mar 1
Thomas Rasmussen replied to Thomas Rasmussen's discussion Problem CGB
"nr 3"
Mar 1

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