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#46 Marshall199

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 06:28 PM

Update...
Just cleaned out the slots, and put some super glue in the slots, it is hardening!!!
when that's dry I just sand and re-do....I figure if I screw up the neck too much I'll just buy a new neck!....one without frets..
I'll continue with the updates!
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#47 jahloon

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 07:02 PM

Nice one, good to hear how you like it! --j
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Posted 05 June 2005 - 10:58 PM

Well, last update,..
I finally finished..it took me some time on the sanding but it was worth it...I also sanded down the nut like Erne suggested..Thanks man!...now it's all done...plays a lot better...The only funny thing is that now at the '1st fret' it sounds like a sitar...not a bad thing, just, weird...hopefully I'll be able to get some pics up to show you all...thanks again for all the help!

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 11:24 PM

Great :) The buzzing at the first fret is probably the result of the fingerboard not being flat enough there. That, or the neck isn't straight enough.

By the way, it's Emre. Pronounced like "M-Ray", but you stop just before pronouncing the "y" at the end ;)

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Can't say the same thing for frets though...

#50 Kukulcan

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 11:51 PM

There is a tendoncy to sand more at the beginning and end of the fretboard so maybe thats it...?

I got my new bone nut and flats but still havnt had any time to install them yet, I got the strings slackened to try and mark the locations of the strings on the new nut but is seem to be the wrong way to do it, does anyone have any advice on starting with a completly blank nut and getting the spacings right?

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#51 Marshall199

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 12:41 AM

Emre,
Sorry about that, my eyes were playing tricks on me, I thought it was Erne..thanks for the advice again, I'll see if I can try that when I change strings next...
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K,
I think I actually didn't sand much at all near the first fret., so maybe that is it..

there is a great string spacing ruler on www.stewmac.com ..I would check them out, they have a lot of neat helpful guitar tools...
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Posted 06 June 2005 - 05:48 AM

I got my new bone nut and flats but still havnt had any time to install them yet, I got the strings slackened to try and mark the locations of the strings on the new nut but is seem to be the wrong way to do it, does anyone have any advice on starting with a completly blank nut and getting the spacings right?

K

What most people forget is the string thicknesses also affect the spacing, hence the rather expensive stew-mac device.

Might be best to copy an existing guitar.

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#53 Kukulcan

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 09:11 AM

thanks guys, its a bit pricey...

someone might find this usefull:

Nut spacing calculator

standard distance from the fingerboard edge to string is 1/8 inch (3.175mm).
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Posted 06 June 2005 - 09:12 AM

Might be best to copy an existing guitar.

I dont have another strat with .50 to .11s on...

In fact I only have 1 other electric and the nut is wider.
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Posted 06 June 2005 - 10:40 AM

I guess you need to do some brass rubbings at the local guitar shop. :)
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