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Buying/installing a new nut?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Mike Money, Mar 25, 2005.


  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I put .65-.115 guage nylons on my fretless P, and the G is too big for the nut...

    How can I go about replacing the nut, which nuts are best, and do i need to send it to a specialist to get done?
     
  2. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    You don't have to have it replaced, you just need to get the current one filed out a bit. Anyone worthwile guitar tech should be able to handle it. Or if you are feeling brave, you could do it yourself.
     
  3. For clarity lets establish that its .065" and not .65". That is going to make a sizable difference.

    Your new G is about the same size as your old D. The easiest, idiot proof way of enlarging your G slot is to take the old D string and "saw" it back and forth through the G slot lightly a couple of times. The idea is not to deepen the G slot but to simply widen it. Be careful and it will be fine.
     
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    k, I'll give that a shot...