5 String Replacement Nuts; Where?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fireworks_god, Jan 21, 2003.

  1. fireworks_god


    Oct 30, 2002
    I have a Yamaha BBN5 5 string bass guitar. The nut recently broke for no apparent reason, and I need a replacement. I don't want to have a custom made one by some guitar tech in this music shop so he can charge me lots and lots of money, so I've been trying to find them on the net.
    I am not turning up anything.
    Anyone know where to find such?
    Thanks for the help.
  2. King David

    King David

    Dec 13, 1999
    I know www.carvin.com sells them. You can try www.stewmac.com and www.allparts.com.

    The problem you are going to run into is having the right width to fit your bass nut width. I suppose the thickness may be different too, but I am over my head on that one. The other problem you may encounter is having the string slots being the right size for the sting gauge you use. I wish you the best, but I am guessing that you might be better off paying a guitar tech to do it for you.