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Steven Welborn


From:
Ojai,CA USA
Post Posted 17 Jun 2017 6:40 am     Reply with quote

Could someone kindly tell me how high the strings are from fretboard? Thanks Smile
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J Fletcher


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London,Ont,Canada
Post Posted 18 Jun 2017 7:08 am     Reply with quote

Mine measures 5/16".
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Douglas Bryant


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California, USA
Post Posted 18 Jun 2017 9:58 am     Reply with quote

5/16" too (measured between the fretboard and the bottom of the the strings). Wish the strings were a little higher though. Seems to be a common complaint about the Stringmasters.
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Steven Welborn


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Ojai,CA USA
Post Posted 18 Jun 2017 10:05 am     Reply with quote

Thanks. That's the same as my National D8. I thought it would be a bit higher than that. I find the N-d8 strings too close to FB as the pick ends tap against it while playing. very annoying. I havent heard of any complaints from Stringmaster players about that.
My pedal steel is about 1/2" off FB. I tried grinding down a separate set of picks to shorten which helped, but I'd rather use the same picks for both pedal and non and not have to adjust to a different 'feel'. I assume all Stringmasters would be the same.
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Steven Welborn


From:
Ojai,CA USA
Post Posted 18 Jun 2017 10:13 am     Reply with quote

Douglas Bryant wrote:
5/16" too (measured between the fretboard and the bottom of the the strings). Wish the strings were a little higher though. Seems to be a common complaint about the Stringmasters.


Well... I guess there are complaints then. Just another 1/8" might make a big difference.
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