filing a new jazz bass nut

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by cloren, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. cloren


    Nov 15, 2007
    san francisco
    In the midst of defretting my jazz bass, I chipped the stock nut. I bought a new Fender J bass replacement bone nut to take its place- thing is that it isn't filed!
    It's exactly 2 inches in length so I'll need to shorten it to 1.5 inches. Then I need to file grooves for the strings but can't find specification for string width anywhere on Fender's website. I suppose I'll try to mimic the width of my partially chipped nut- that is unless anyone has the specifications for it?

    Anyone have experience filing down bone nuts?
  2. Koeda


    Aug 21, 2007