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Bass Electric Guitar NUT

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Angel LaHash, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Angel LaHash

    Angel LaHash

    Aug 24, 2012
    I Brought a Fired up Bass Guitar and replacing parts that have been melted.
    But the NUT was Cracked and Broken
    so Measured it and got the one that is nearest to the size as i could
    Right Size and Width and i think i measured one of the holes and matched up.
    but the Slop on it is puzzzeling me
    If i have the Big Groove on the top of the guitar (as you hold it) then the slop will be going down to the Turners

    My other bass (P-Bass Jim Haxley) just seems to have a Badly filed down flat looking one
    And my Strat Copys all have flat ones just taking the strings


    Also got suggested to get Graphite
    Graphite is the thing you use in Pencils right
    becausse mine looks like Pastic to me and lot of my other guitars look like Pastic
    the one im replacing was Wood
  2. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Fired up? As in the bass was in a burning building?
    Stay away from instruments like that- the wood is dried most likely to the point of seasoned kindling.
    I had a guitar like that I sold it for short money. It was toast.
  3. makaspar

    makaspar Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Austin, TX
    I see what you did there... Ha!
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Replacing a nut is not as simple as literally just replacing it. The new nut needs to be shaped and the slots need to be cut for the correct string gauge.
  5. Angel LaHash

    Angel LaHash

    Aug 24, 2012
    Fired up
    As in was set a light for a music video 1:50-1:60
  6. Angel LaHash

    Angel LaHash

    Aug 24, 2012