Dlruba Jawari Strings Touching Fret

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Dlruba Jawari Strings Touching Fret

Post by ishaankohli » Fri May 12, 2017 3:32 am


I was wondering if the Jawari Strings are supposed to touch the fret, if not, how do I fix this? Please see attached image:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VBfY ... sp=sharing

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Re: Dlruba Jawari Strings Touching Fret

Post by David Berner » Fri May 12, 2017 7:04 am

The jawari strings are not supposed to touch any frets.

Options i'd consider to achieve the needed clearance:
- lower the jawari bridge by evenly sanding down the feet
- re-drill the jawari string holes in the main bridge so they're lower, then re-string
- simply remove the frets that are interfering, they're not needed anyway
- sand down the two main bridge feet so the main bridge sits a few millimeters lower than it is now

It's difficult to know the best remedy because the picture doesn't show the how the strings relate to each bridge. A picture of the bridges would be helpful.

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