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Anybody here ever replaced the nut on a Carvin bass?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by fourstringbliss, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. I've got a Carvin LB70P which I am going to convert to BEAD tuning by widening the nut slots. I might want to go back to EADG sometime and their replacement graphite nuts are really inexpensive. Has anybody here ever replaced a Carvin bass nut? How would I do it? The neck lacquer extends to the sides of the nut. I've heard that removing a nut is pretty easy since they're usually not held in by much glue, but I don't know if that's true of Carvin nuts. Anybody?
  2. it should be true of carvin nuts, too...don't bother e-mailing them with your ? however, i've written them on several occasions with no response...

    I want to change my Carvin AC40 to a BEAD bass...and I want to do basically the same thing as you...since the bridge on my AC40 is non-adjustable (acoustic type bridge) I'm more worried about my intonation being off, than replacing my nut...

    my neck laquer extends up the side of my nut too (its how they mask, I guess)...but that shouldn't be a problem...just make sure that you cut through the lacquer with a razor knife before you attempt removing the nut.

    I've found in the past with other basses, that a pair of plyers with tape on the jaws, gentle pressure, and gentle rocking will get your nut out.