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Installing string tree on Kalamazoo KB-1

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by cataract, Apr 5, 2018.


  1. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    Recently decided to install a string tree on my late 60’s Kalamazoo KB-1 because as you can see, the stock break over the nut is just ridiculous..
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    I’m not sure if there’s a science to this or if I should just put it where I think it looks right. Here’s where I’m thinking:
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    Does this look right? The open D’s been fine, but the open G is unplayable as it is right now. The slightest bit of pressure on the string over the nut remedies things though.
    Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions!
     
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  2. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    Looks fine to me. I'd say proceed as planned.
     
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  3. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    I did it! And it worked.
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