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Can a brass nut function as a zero fret?/Properties of different nut materials.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Blackbird, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Hi, all.

    We were discussing the benefits of zero frets in the basses forum when a member asked if installing a brass nut would yield the same benefits of a zero fret. We thought we'd ask you guys. :)

    Could you also discuss, if possible, what the benefits are for different nut materials, say, graphlon vs. bone vs. brass vs. whatever else is out there? whay did you choose the materials you use and is the difference that great?

    I know it's not the most fascinating of topics. Thanks for any info.
  2. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
  3. You guys should go and read my post in response to that thread. I just put it up and then saw this thread.

    It will shed a little more light on the subject.