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cuttin' the nut!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tonynoriega, Nov 18, 2004.


  1. tonynoriega

    tonynoriega Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Earlier this year I acquired a vintage '66 Fender Jazz with dot markers and white binding. It instantly became my favorite bass to play, and for a while I couldn't figure out why it played so much easier than other Jazz's I've played in the past. I knew it had a brass nut (it was a nice installation that kept the binding intact) but I never really looked at it closely. Than one day I noticed that the string slots were cut a little bit inbound of where the stock Jazz's are, and that alone contributed to it's ease of play. The difference isn't much: maybe a 1/32", but the difference in playability is huge. Has anyone else experienced a similar situation?

    Tony Noriega
    Tampa