April 17th, 2012, 11:12 PM
can anybody help me get the nut groove depth correct? is there a gauge or optimum thickness? seems mighty mite and other neck mfgs dont hold a consistent depth sometimes its perfect sometimes its not
would be intetested in other builder input
April 17th, 2012, 11:51 PM
It's whats left sticking up thats most important, as in as long as you have enough to work with, to bring the strings down to the proper distance from the frets when in play, without buzzing. To be correct, the channel or nut groove just needs to be deep enough to hold the nut secure.
April 18th, 2012, 12:57 AM
there never was a specific depth it was whatever it was.
April 18th, 2012, 01:25 AM
sorry all, im refering to the grooves for each string in the nut, not the nut slot depth in the neck - trying to get best first fret distance of the string action there seems to be a sweet spot combination of this and neck angle - as a player my fav guitars have this sweet spot low action but great feel and they tune and intonate like a dream imho anyway
April 18th, 2012, 01:45 AM
Search this forum, there are several good threads here on this subject, if you need more of a visual aid, look on youtube, there are also some excellant how to's on the subject. A little too much to try and describe / explain, for me, anyways.
April 18th, 2012, 03:06 AM
Nuts! - Gen. McAuliffe.
April 18th, 2012, 09:17 AM
sorry all, im refering to the grooves for each string in the nut, not the nut slot depth in the neck
that one's easy... it depends on the geometry of the overall guitar... and your playing style.
April 18th, 2012, 01:56 PM
You can check this out.
April 18th, 2012, 04:31 PM
yea i ordered a feeler gauge from sears! cars guitars its a twofer!!!