"I have used the Caliber brand, which are about $20 apiece on Amazon, sold mostly by cigar stores. They are compact and have a convenient magnet mount. I have two and they differ by about 5%. I have not tried to calibrate them. I'm thinking of…"
"Yup, that's what happened to me. I rounded the edges of the heel, unfortunately. I also found it difficult to do the sanding evenly. I unbolted and rebolted it a dozen times to check the action. Once I took it off the body, I was able to…"
"A neck reset is usually not due to something changing about the neck or the neck joint. It is due to the body folding up slightly over time. There are a number of threads describing this over on AGF:
"(As a beginner) I have been using a strap occasionally when practicing, both standing and sitting. It improves my posture, preventing me from hunching over the guitar to look at the fretboard. Sometimes I feel like I want to raise the neck a bit,…"
"What is the string spacing at the saddle on your 1.8"s vs 1.72's? For instance, what's the distance from the center of the first bridge pin to the center of the last pin, or the center of E to e?
My 20-year-old 1.8 Seagull is…"
"Hi Tony, the reason I said the string spacing is 1.5" is that I've replaced the nut on my old Seagull with a Tusq PQ-1801. The manufacturer (Graphtech) told me that this is the OEM nut they supply to Godin. That nut is spec'd at…"
"When you say it didn't feel right, was that on the fretting hand or the picking hand, or both?
Despite being slightly wider, the 1.8" nuts on Seagulls have the same string spacing as the 1.75" nut Taylors. The spacing is 1.5" E…"
"I don't think it's an objective fact about whether the bone or the Tusq is "better". It depends on your own tastes. The difference may be subtle or non-existent. The only way to tell is to try it.
Keep the same strings, because…"
"I would say don't worry about the strings and just try it. But try recording it (even if just on your phone) before and after the change, because one's memory about these things can be quite subjective.
I have switched to Tusq from micarta…"
"In traditional dulcimer playing, when it's in your lap, you fret the string(s) closest to you as the melody, and the rest are just drones. So if those strings are doubled, you get a louder melody line. Often the fretting is done with a…"
"Re holding a dulcimer: it's traditionally on your lap, but it can slide around or tip. I use a strap around my waist. But you can also use a low table. And here's a thread talking about stands, lap boards, and using a medical walker as a…"