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- Feb 24, 2007
- New Orleans, LA + in the
Yup.Yea, Dan said a 1/6" of an inch makes quite a difference. They both said it makes string tension more slinky.
Mario and Dan both commented on it somewhere on here. I can't find it at the moment, but it was in '15 I believe.
I would think a CNC is the best way, but I want to do it on one of my bodies and I have no CNC. I'm just going to take a flat piece of wood, shape it the shape of the neck pocket and put on some 320-400 grit and hope I can sand it down level.
If that doesn't do it, I'll go buy a router and learn how to do it.
If you find the post they commented in, let me know. Thanks.
I like to keep working on a project until the feel is slinky and the action fairly low, and perhaps a good number of the "Hire a Tech" guys could train themselves to bring in a guitar in this fashion. I use paper, but also those English steel cabinet scrapers.
But here's where I depart: Now is time to raise the saddles back up. You've "proven" the neck and the fret finishing, but now it is time not to cruise but to make bigger, tastier sounds with the guitar. And strings with the additional room to sing out, and the added effort in playing the guitar with the higher action, and what I consider to be the end objective - at least for some of us. I guess if the player is recovering from time off (perhaps vacation, illness or injury) he could keep it low and slinky, and maybe the day will come when I must have it like this also, but for now, I prefer the extra fight and I prefer the sounds I get as well.