Desert Star Guitars
Silver Supporting Member
- Mar 19, 2010
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Exactly... But StewMac sells tons of "radius gauges" and you'll get people ready to fight to the death that a 9.5" radius means the strings that sit 1/8" above the wood are also 9.5" radius.
Don't even get them started that it matters whether you are putting the radius gauge above or below the strings... their heads explode
That's the funniest thing ever to me.
Stoo-mak is willing, ready and able to sell you any and all gizmos, jim-cracks-whizz-bangs and Xmas lights you can afford.
-And never get anywhere with them once you have them in your grubby, tool-coveting little paws.
So you've spent $____.95 on some radius gauges you could have made with a string, a ruler and a pencil. -And a piece of heavy paper.
Now that one has that contraption, what are they going to ***DO** with that contraption? Gonna change the radius of the fret board on your guitar, are ye?
Congrats, Mergatroid, you just found out that your guitar which you thought had a 9.5 radius actually has a 10.0 radius.
..or a 9.1. ..Bitchin'.
Oh, wait.. You wanted to use it to set your bridge radius to the perfect exact match of your fret board radius.
Set your bridge radius to where you like it.
If you cannot eyeball a fret board radius looking down from the butt of the guitar and up towards the nut, and set your bridge to near the same curve, put the guitar down, go to the Special Ed center and start putting those wooden plugs shaped like stars and triangles and such into their respective holes, because you need the practice.