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I just picked up a Dingwall Fretless. Seems to play fine (except I seem to have trouble holding true notes on the G string - it gets all 'wavy' depending on how I "fret" it). I'm new to fretless. Is this right? Do I just need to get used to playing?

The other thing I noticed is that the nut seems slightly shifted to the right (there is a slight bump on the right side). Is this a concern that I might need to have the nut adjusted? What would I need to listen/watch for?

Thanks.
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What exactly do you mean by "wavy"?
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I'd replace the string first.

Take the nut into a qualified tech. I'm guessing it's come loose. Hopefully someone hasn't tried to glue it in that position.

Ask the tech to glue only the surface that touches the "inside" end of the fingerboard. There should be a slight air gap between the nut and the "headstock" end of the fingerboard. This give the nut room to break free from the glue when servicing.
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[quote="Bocete":w5in18vr]What exactly do you mean by "wavy"?[/quote:w5in18vr]

Well, I even tried to capture an audio clip, but it just sounds like I'm out of tune. Basically it's like when I go for a note it hits "around" the proper note and fluctuates slightly high and low if I don't keep my fingers exactly placed properly (and I mean very precisely).
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":1cn8haqn]I'd replace the string first.

Take the nut into a qualified tech. I'm guessing it's come loose. Hopefully someone hasn't tried to glue it in that position.

Ask the tech to glue only the surface that touches the "inside" end of the fingerboard. There should be a slight air gap between the nut and the "headstock" end of the fingerboard. This give the nut room to break free from the glue when servicing.[/quote:1cn8haqn]

Sheldon,

Thanks. When you said "replace the string first", did you mean:

a) Replace the string (or just put on a new set) [u:1cn8haqn]and[/u:1cn8haqn] get the nut fixed.
b) Replace the string and if that doesn't help, [u:1cn8haqn]then[/u:1cn8haqn] get the nut fixed.

I take it you mean (a).

I loosened the strings and tried to push on it figuring if it was really loose it might move, but not for me...
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The nut is a minor issue repair it at your convenience.

Replace the G-string and I'm sure it will solve your problem.
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