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What's a good resource for converting small fractions (32nds/64ths) to metric?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by whacker, May 14, 2006.

  1. I figure there must be something straightforward either here on TB or somewhere. I'm not all that interested in becoming a convert to metric-speak, but I'd like to have the capability. I'm planning on buying a small metric rule soon to be a companion to my 6" for setting action, string spacing, etc. Thanks for any help.
  2. Son of Magni

    Son of Magni

    May 10, 2005
    Builder: ThorBass
    windows calculator
  3. Bofee


    Aug 19, 2005
    Grass Valley, CA
    Use a calculator. (Maybe even the one on your computer.) In your example: 23/64. Divide 23 by 64 and multiply the result by 25.4.
  4. jeffhigh


    May 16, 2005
    just a few strokes on the calculator
    say for example 5/32"
    enter 5
    divide by 32
    multiply by 25.4
    = result in milimetres 3.96875mm
  5. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    Rochester, NY

    Just punch in "32/64 inches" and bam. 1.27 cm
  6. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner
    Stew Mac sells a String Action Guage w/all the necessary conversions on the back.
  7. Thanks a bunch, you guys! I knew you'd come through for me!

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