Help. I’ve just built my 4th 3 string CBG, and this one is the best from a design and structural standpoint, but the low G (top string) won’t play right and I can’t figure out why. It tunes to G…Continue
"You could probably get away with about the thickness of a hard pick. I remember Glenn Watt having a video where he said three playing cards. So a business card might be too thin. If you like a high action, file down the nut,…"
"Thanks you all for your advice. I’ve adjusted the bridge height and it’s ALMOST right, so I think that’s been my main problem. I also think my nut height is too high. A business card, huh? Mine’s more like a stack on business…"
"Totally agree with Darryl. If you have a tuner you can us it to set your bridge intonation. Set each string. Worst case you may have to move the bridge if your that far off.
There are lots of great how to vids on youtube for setting up a…"
"Wes, you say your bridge is set the same for all strings, I take that to be both height and length, generally the scale will get marginally longer going from top [thinnest] to lower, I,d suggest tuning and adjusting the bridge until you get the low…"
Help. I’ve just built my 4th 3 string CBG, and this one is the best from a design and structural standpoint, but the low G (top string) won’t play right and I can’t figure out why. It tunes to G without a problem, but the frets don’t give the right notes. The other two strings do fine. When I play the second fret, which should be an A, it’s sharp. In fact, the first fret plays a lot closer to an A, and this holds true all the way up the neck, but only for the top string. I can’t understand this…See More