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Anyone tried a brass nut by AxeMasters in their Ibanez BTB?

Discussion in 'Bass Central' started by CraigMack, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. CraigMack


    Dec 15, 2013
    Just thinking about upgrading the nut on my BTB.
    Was wondering if anyone has put a brass nut on the Ibanez BTB.
    If so, was there any significant change?
    Anyone tried that eBay company AxeMasters?
    I think I may order a blank and then cut it myself.
  2. CraigMack


    Dec 15, 2013
  3. FretlessMainly


    Nov 17, 2010
    Well, since you haven't had a reply from Bass Central (I try to avoid posting in the sponsored forums unless the sponsors reply first), I'll say this.

    I use open strings when necessary, but being mainly a fretless player, I rely on my technique and the wood of the fingerboard to make my notes speak. The sound of an open note is the instrument speaking; the sound of a stopped note is the sound of the musician speaking.

    But add a brass nut if you like. It's 1/1,000 of what's important for your role as a bass player.
  4. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Hi there, did you ever get the brass nut from Axemasters? I bought one for my Ibanez SR500 and they made it twice the height of the original! But when I contacted them they immediately replied and told me that they're making me a custom 5mm x 38mm nut and apologized. Great service!
  5. CraigMack


    Dec 15, 2013
    never have ordered the brass nut. @alaskalefty: did you ever get yours in the correct height? and if so do you hear any difference in sound?
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