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Buzzing nut

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Vox Populi, Nov 21, 2004.


  1. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Reggae Loving Honkey

    Jan 27, 2004
    Poulsbo, WA
    So I've got some mean buzz on my A string. It's not fret buzz, the nut has been worn away so badly, that the string is clanking around inside the little groove it rests in.

    How should I go about fixing this? Should I take it to the shop?
     
  2. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    For a temporary fix you can put a tiny piece of paper inside the nut slot. Otherwise , probably just buy a new nut.
     
  3. FaBu-

    FaBu-

    Jan 16, 2004
    Finland
    I have exactly the same problem and it annoys me!
     
  4. HMZ

    HMZ Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    USA-Mineola
    An easy fix to a worn nut is to fill it in with super glue. It works great I just did my self on a jazz bass. :D
     
  5. Gander

    Gander

    Jun 5, 2002
    Texas
  6. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Reggae Loving Honkey

    Jan 27, 2004
    Poulsbo, WA
    I probably should just buy a new nut, mine's a crappy plastic one. And the plastic's pretty soft.