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Thread: My first build: left-handed JM-1L

  1. #81
    +1 on Colin's comments. Basically, the kit nuts are generally rubbish. The bone nut upgrade is worth the small price, however the upgrade is not available for all kits. Definitely worth sourcing a bone nut or the TUSQ mentioned above if you can't get a suitable version from PB. I don't know the specs of the JM-1 so I don't know if a standard F-style nut will just slot straight in there and it seems the only bone nuts on PB that are specifically for lefties is for a bass.

    It's never too late to learn to play right-handed. :-)
    Last edited by m0j0; 16-09-2021 at 12:30 PM.

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    I think I've solved the buzz. Most of it went away when I put a strip of tape across the underside of the pickguard, and made sure it touched on both sides. But I ran out of tape to fully cover it, and even so had to put a bit of aluminium foil in to fill in a gap. But as soon as that seal was made the buzz dropped drastically.

    I'm not sure if covering it more will reduce the buzz even more. I'm not sure if all guitars just have a little bit of buzz or if it's actually possible to get it near zero.

    My local shop has a TUSQ nut in stock for $14, so if PBG don't get back to me with one I think I will just go and get that. I will have solved all the problems except for the trem not returning to the exact same spot. But it sounds like Colin couldn't get that to work from his build either.

    At 33 after playing guitar since I was 5 I feel like it is waaay too late to play right handed :P I feel like a complete beginner with a cramped left hand every time I try.

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    The term takes time to settle.
    With this style of teen you need to keep adjusting the claw springs until they have enough pull.
    Also important to make sure the string trees and the nut slots are smooth and don't grip the strings. Apply graphite or string lube to prevent gripping.

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    Thanks I'll try that when it's all setup. PB are sending me a bone nut and kindly sending me some more tape since they saw that I ran out.

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