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Calculating The Neck Angle For A Tonepros Tune-o-matic


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Hey guys, I'm fairly advanced with my plan.

The only thing that bugs me is the neck angle thing..

I placed my end of fb point as well as the end of body one. For the height of the bridge (thumbwheel set all the way to the bridge), I don't know how to measure it correctly. Saddles are radiused,and I'm measuring from the bottom of the thumbwheel (lowest point where bridge could touch the body from what I can see). if I just take the flat part of the bridge (not the saddles, the part that is straight), it's 0.5in . But strings rest on the saddles so if I take the measurement from the middle saddles, it's the heighest point that reads about 0.62in. Since the saddles are radiused it's kinda hard to evaluate. I have a range of neck angle that would vary between 3.5 to about a lil less than 5 degrees.

which are the 2 appropriate spots for the right height of the bridge ?

btw, the neck will be angled back the Gibson way

thanks !

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Measure along the center line. That means the center and highest portion of the fretboard(plus the height of the frets) and approximately the height of the inner 2 saddles for the strings.

so from what you're telling me would this be correct ?

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The top line is correct, but where does the bottom line go to? It should go to the top of the body. Listen, here's a tutorial, there's really nothing to it:

http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=14036

thanks for the info...I read this before posting this thread but it doesn't seem too clear to me.. :D

as for the bottom line I thought you said the middle of the bridge..since even the bottom is radiused and the lowest point near the body is the thumbscrew, I beleive that I just take the measurement from under the thumbscrew to the top line...

thanks again

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Here:

I was feeling particularly generous so I drew up a super easy to follow digram for you:

th_Imjusttoonice.jpg

Just figure out the height your last fret is off the top of your guitar's body at the center of the neck, and the height of the bridge(at its lowest setting), and you're in business.

Using this method, it's just a simple matter of using some simple trigonometry to figure out your neck angle.

peace,

russ

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Here:

I was feeling particularly generous so I drew up a super easy to follow digram for you:

th_Imjusttoonice.jpg

Just figure out the height your last fret is off the top of your guitar's body at the center of the neck, and the height of the bridge(at its lowest setting), and you're in business.

Using this method, it's just a simple matter of using some simple trigonometry to figure out your neck angle.

peace,

russ

mucho gracias man !!!! appreciated !

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