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Brass Nut?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by speigel, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. speigel


    Aug 5, 2005
    Somerset, UK
    This may sound like a dumb question, but I'd like an answer before I do something really stoopid. I have a hard plastic (?)nut on my Roberts T'bird. How would the tone be affected if I replaced it with a brass nut?
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I doubt that you would notice much difference. If you did you would only be able to hear it on the open strings. That's a whole 4 notes.
  3. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    One of my basses has had, in succession, a plastic nut, a brass nut, and now a graphite nut. I have never heard any difference.
  4. spectorbass83


    Jun 6, 2005
    I've played basses with both Brass and Plastic nuts. No noticable difference.

    Not a big difference in tone. The biggest difference will be in price.
    I had to get a new nut put in my Spector, its an older bass that I purchased used and whoever had it before me really grinded down the slots.
  5. Foamy


    Jun 26, 2006
    Sac Area
    Yup - a (maybe ever so slightly) small bit of difference only on open strings. But, if it replacing a bad plastic nut, it could fix some things like a string buzz - but not likely that this is the case. I'd say save your money or spend it elsewhere like on a cool pickguard.

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