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 Post subject: Re: First Fret Distance
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:55 am 
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Someone asked how much to take off the end of the fretboard. How big is a rock? I think the least invasive and most re-settable solution is to leave the fretboard alone and add a shelf to the nut, overhanging the fretboard. I think its depth can be easily altered removing material from the front of the shelf till the desired results happen. Too much material is easy to control, just remove it. The shelf can be oversized and trimmed back empirically. And by leaving the fretboard alone, it's easy to get back to the starting point, just remove the shelf.

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 Post subject: Re: First Fret Distance
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:07 am 
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I have found that .030 is all you really need
this allows you then to adjust the nut slot and shorten it for the intonation adjustment

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