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Gut string nut slots (again!)

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by anonymous8547j7d7b, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. anonymous8547j7d7b

    anonymous8547j7d7b Guest

    Jul 1, 2005
    I've been headed towards gut for a while now & I'm going for either a plain gut set or Velvet Garbos & obviously will have to get the nut slots widened. However, can I expect anything adverse, or will I need a new nut, if I switch back to Oblis or Weichs? :confused:
  2. Brent Norton

    Brent Norton

    Sep 26, 2003
    Detroit, MI
    If you widen the slots for plain guts, you may very well experience buzzing - particularly from the nut - if you switch back to Oblis or steels. It will mean either having a new nut fitted to again allow buzz-free use of thinner gauge strings, or filling the enlarged slots of the current nut and re-filing new slots. I'd recommend the former, since you'll then have a nut you can use with your plain gut set, and another to use with thinner strings should the need arise to switch back and forth or if you'd just like to change it up once in a while. I've found bridge slots to be far more forgiving when using strings of different gauges, so that might never become an issue for you.
  3. anonymous8547j7d7b

    anonymous8547j7d7b Guest

    Jul 1, 2005
    Thought as much. Thanks for the help. :)