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Damn Nut!!!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by sn0wblind, Mar 16, 2001.

  1. sn0wblind


    Apr 20, 2000
    Ontario, Canada
    Every time I make the slightest bend on my A-string, the string pops out of the groove where the string passes the nut...... should I carve the groove a little deeper??? or what should I do??, Buy heavier strings??
  2. oo0o00o0oo


    Apr 30, 2000
    I'de just get a new nut cut...it's not too expensive.
  3. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    Cape of New Jersey
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music (retired)
    Of course I don't know what bass you have or the headstock style... but have you wound the string around the machine so the string emerges from the bottom of the tuner pole?? If it comes from the top, there may not be sufficient down-force for sufficient pressure to help it remain in the slot.

    Also, you could conceivably file the slot deeper, but not before carefully examining the path of the string over the first fret. If it is too close now, cutting the nut will result in buzz -- and the need for a new nut.

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