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orangeena
09-08-2016, 08:30 AM
Hello. I am nearing completion of my second uBass build except this one has a more standard neck. I am after some help in spacing the strings at the nut please. My nut is 47.20mm. The thunder guts I have are E:4.91mm, A: 4.14mm, D:2.95mm and G:2.34mm. Where should I cut my grooves? Also should I cut semi-circular or v-shaped grooves?
Thanks
Max

lauburu
09-08-2016, 11:30 AM
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Hopefully these pics will help
Rounded slots for the nut
Miguel

orangeena
09-08-2016, 12:25 PM
Thanks Miguel
Max

Titchtheclown
09-09-2016, 03:39 AM
There are three ways to space strings. Equal spacing to centers, Equal spacing to edges and near enough is good enough.
Dan Hulbert did a uke bass with equal spacing to centers. It looked very different to the commercial ones I have seen that were all equal spacing between edges. In the end I don't think it makes much difference apart from looks.