RESONATOR ACTION PROBLEM

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Re: RESONATOR ACTION PROBLEM

Post by rayc » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:21 am

Lt. Bob wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:18 am
it's really not hard so if you need to we can walk you thru it
Thanks.
I'll do a local search then come back with a result or request for guidance.
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Re: RESONATOR ACTION PROBLEM

Post by muttley » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:53 pm

Start by making sure that the neck under tension has a little relief. around half a mm is about right. Then you need to lower the action at the nut. A nut is effectively a fret so you want to aim to get it as close the height of the first fret as possible. There are a few tricks to doing that I can point to you if you want. The intonation using harmonics and open strings can then be tested. The fretted intonation will almost certainly be out and you correct that by lowering the action to where you want it and carefully adjusting the saddle contact point and adjusting the relief so it doesnt buzz or choke. It's very rare to get it spoot on but you can normally get as close as makes no odds..

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Re: RESONATOR ACTION PROBLEM

Post by Roman » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:11 pm

I generally don't like to do the nut height until after the bridge height is close to right. Do the nut first, and then lower the bridge, and you'll end up with a lower nut height. It's a very slight lowering but a chance I don't want to take.

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Re: RESONATOR ACTION PROBLEM

Post by rayc » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:19 pm

muttley wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:53 pm
Start by making sure that the neck under tension has a little relief. around half a mm is about right. Then you need to lower the action at the nut. A nut is effectively a fret so you want to aim to get it as close the height of the first fret as possible. There are a few tricks to doing that I can point to you if you want. The intonation using harmonics and open strings can then be tested. The fretted intonation will almost certainly be out and you correct that by lowering the action to where you want it and carefully adjusting the saddle contact point and adjusting the relief so it doesnt buzz or choke. It's very rare to get it spoot on but you can normally get as close as makes no odds..
Thanks Mutt,
I'll look into these things towards the end of the week as the local luthier has retired and doesn't want to come out of it to do this job and there's no guitar tech for 30 km south and 40 north.
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Re: RESONATOR ACTION PROBLEM

Post by muttley » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:08 pm

I'm doing an action set and nut alignment similar to yours this week some time.. I'll try and take some pictures and put em up. The principle is the same on all guitars so it should give you a start on where to go with it..

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Re: RESONATOR ACTION PROBLEM

Post by rayc » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:50 am

muttley wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:08 pm
I'm doing an action set and nut alignment similar to yours this week some time.. I'll try and take some pictures and put em up. The principle is the same on all guitars so it should give you a start on where to go with it..
Muttley,
That would be truly wonderful.
Cheers in anticipation.
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