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Soxys tech tip - don't own nut files?
Just need to lower those slots a little bit?
Easy - Take some old strings, cut a piece of each into a short length....around 20cm long.
Now, buy some 400 grit wet and dry paper from the hardware store. Wrap a piece AROUND THE STRING.
Holding the paper and the string you can now pull the string TIGHT at each end.
It will now cut like a very smooth file. Use each string for each slot. (So your A string goes in your A string…Continue
Roadie on June 9, 2013 at 9:30pm
This one goes out to Kevin. May the good weather in Australia hold for his visit at the end of the month.
Nylon string guitars can be tough to deal with. Much larger neck relief, rarely a truss rod ( actually a good thing tonally, less so for set up adjustment) and strings which seem to have a mind of their own can make dealing with nylon string guitars a NIGHTMARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. The situation with tuning can be precarious at best. Here are some of the issues and…Continue
Roadie on March 21, 2010 at 7:00pm
Just a quickie - every tech has their own preference for "stretching in" fresh strings.
I was shown this way a few years ago and found it worked better for me than other ways i was using.
Simply get the string on. Now Fret the string at the 1st fret, tug at the neck pick up. Fret at roughly the 6th fret, tug, 12th fret, tug, 15th, tug. Adjust this recipe to suit guitar/player. If you play a neck through metal guitar/ hamer chaparrel then be sure to fret the 27th…Continue
Roadie on March 18, 2010 at 11:00pm
Roadie on March 17, 2010 at 11:06pm