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I just bought a fixer upper lap dulcimer and need to replace the nut and the bridge.  Both the nut and bridge are gone. I have replacement nut blanks, but for the life of me I can't find any information on the placement and spacing of the strings for the new nut. This is a 4 string dulcimer with a 1 3/8 inch wide fret board. Where do I cut the new slots?  Any help would be appreciated.  EV

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I inset both the outside Melody string and the Bass string 1/8" in from the edge of the fret board no matter how wide.  Put the middle drone half way between those two.  Put the inner Melody string 1/8" in from the outer Melody string.

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