1. Welcome to TalkBass, the Premier Bass Player Community and Information Source. Register a FREE Account to post and unlock tons of features!

Replacement nut for a Bronco

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by ejaggers, Sep 17, 2013.


  1. ejaggers

    ejaggers

    Aug 18, 2009
    dallas, tx
    I'm looking for a replacement nut for a Bronco. My P has a custom made nut so I don't think I can count on it for measurements. So can I use a pre-slotted P or J nut, or does it have to be blank and slotted to fit the Bronco?

    057912
     
  2. Sponsored by:

  3. JLS

    JLS Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2008
    Emeryville, Ca
    Disclosures:
    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    Save yourself the aggravation, and have a nut made from a blank.
     
  4. redzebra6

    redzebra6

    Mar 31, 2010
    Exiled in Texas
    If you are in a bit of a bind, use a Jazz bass nut. It will slightly smaller than the original but will do in a pinch. I had this happen to both my Bronco and Vista Musicmaster.

    My musicmaster is my main, so I had that replaced as soon as possible, while the Bronco is the one I kick around and still have the J bass nut on. My fingers can't tell the difference.
     
  5. onefallinghope

    onefallinghope

    Nov 25, 2012
    Groton, CT
    This is an opportunity to learn a new skill!!

    Get a couple of blanks and a set of files. Cutting a nut is not very difficult at all.

    Cutting one properly takes a little practice, that's why I suggest getting a few blanks.
     
  6. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    yeah, it's likely not gonna be one of the standard pre-slotted replacement sizes; might be time to get a nice bone one made from scratch.
     
  7. ejaggers

    ejaggers

    Aug 18, 2009
    dallas, tx
    Thanks for your advice JLS, redzebra6, and walterw
     
  8. onefallinghope

    onefallinghope

    Nov 25, 2012
    Groton, CT
    Gotcha... I'm just some big dumb jerk who didn't offer any valid info. :)

    Dig it.
     
  9. ejaggers

    ejaggers

    Aug 18, 2009
    dallas, tx
    Boy are you sensitive!!! It’s not that your info wasn’t valid; it’s that you didn’t address the question. The Q was, "can I use a pre-slotted P or J nut?", not who should make it.

    Besides, I did have one made from a blank, so everyone, including you should be happy because the Problem is Solved!!!
     
  10. onefallinghope

    onefallinghope

    Nov 25, 2012
    Groton, CT
    Glad you got it sorted!! :)
     



Share This Page