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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Dug2, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    I have a question TB, i currently use .136-.102-.076-.057-.041
    circle k strings on my 5 str basses. Lately i've been wanting to try a .142-.106-.079-.059-.043. set. My question is; would i have to widen the nut to fit the 142? i do not want to widen any of my basses nuts. hopefully some experience to chime in. thanks in advance.
  2. Jaco Taco

    Jaco Taco

    Jul 30, 2012
    You might... no way to know without seeing your nut. If it can take the .136, it might be able to take the .142. The only way to know is order it and see how it fits.
  3. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    i emailed skip from 0 k, im hopin to hear good news from him, in the mean time
    i turn to my guys here for things like this.
  4. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    The nut should be able to accommodate the larger string gauge. We're talking about .02-.04" difference which is almost nothing.
  5. Filing the nut is not that hard to do. I wrap sandpaper around drill bits, just be careful to not go to deep.
    A 9/64" drill bit is .140625" so if that fits your string should fit.
    P.S. that .142 is worth it :smug:
  6. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oh yeah...thx guys