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more fretting questions

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tjclem, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. tjclem

    tjclem Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    What kind of relief do you try and aim for? By capoing the first fret and holding down on the 24th how much in mm or thousands do you aim for? Also with no string pressure what action do you go for at the 24th? Thanks ...Tom
  2. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Personally, I like between .010 and .025. Generally .020 seems to be where it usually ends up.
  3. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Lineā„¢ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    what's a 24th fret?

    20 frets is just fine ... although 21 is also a nice number


    all the best,

  4. DavidRavenMoon

    DavidRavenMoon Inactive

    Oct 20, 2004
    I shoot for a straight neck. I use almost no relief at all. If I do, it's usually on the bass side (I use two truss rods). Maybe the thickness of a business card.

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