Brass nut to amplify harmonics?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Aaron Saunders, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I've heard people say that having a brass nut in place of, say, a plastic or a bone nut will amplify harmonics. Is there any sort of veracity to this claim?

    How much does a brass nut for a standard 4 string cost?
  2. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    I suppose. But the nut only affects the tone of open strings, so you'll have to ask yourself if it's really worth it to replace your existing nut.
  3. Regular nuts cost a few bucks. Brass nuts will definitely be under 10$.