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Broke the nut while re-stringing...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by GnarwhalNick, Jan 28, 2018.


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  1. GnarwhalNick

    GnarwhalNick

    Jan 18, 2011
    Hello TB. I was restringing my 2016 Mexican Fender Jaguar and when I was trying to get the G string into it's nut slot, it broke at the D string. This sucks but now I gotta get a new one obviously. I want to make sure I get the right one, are these nuts the same as the standard Jazz bass nuts? If I'm not mistaken, don't Jaguars have Jazz necks? Here is a picture of the damage:

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    If anyone is curious, the strings I'm using are Ernie Ball Power Slinky (55-110)
     
  2. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    That D string was just a bit too wide for the slot which is why it broke(probably). I got a great deal on a Bone nut recently. PM if you want link to where I got it.

    It came Pre-slotted but probably needs a tiny bit of filing.
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  3. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    You could save that nut if you wanted to, but this is a great opportunity to get a nice real bone nut on there. To save that nut, A couple tiny dots of titebond on the walls of the board slot, insert the broken piece and then wick CA down the crack and let it sit overnight. Widen the d slot (and all others as needed) and it should hold up fine.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2018
  4. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    Never had that problem with a brass nut.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2018
  5. byacey

    byacey

    May 16, 2008
    Alberta, Canada
    You beat me to it. I was scrolling down reading the replies, and you took the words right out of my mouth.
     

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