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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by newbold, Sep 28, 2008.
files, knives, or dremel?
or what else?
Round jewelers or hobby files. Get a few different sizes.
What part of the nut are you filing down? The bottom or the string slots?
For the bottom, I'd use sandpaper with a jig that keeps the bottom of the nut square with the sides.
For the slots, I would get some gauged nut-slotting files for the string gauges you're going to use (get gauges that are about .003" wider than your strings to avoid slot-binding).
for the string slots i use drill bits,, think about it
for the string slots couldnt you use a string?
I bought a set of "Norman Nut Files" on eBay that work fairly well. They're okay for the money, but I imagine that the StewMac files are much better.
Maybe your experience with Norman will be different, but I paid him within minutes of auction close and it took him a couple weeks to send the files.
Uh, yes, but it's more fun to go buy stuff.
I use a smaller gauge string with a piece of 400 grit sandpaper wrapped around it for my DIY projects.