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Help ! Busted nut on fretless jazz bass

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by chamigo, Dec 6, 2000.


  1. chamigo

    chamigo

    Oct 7, 2000
    I just busted the nut on my jazz bass (out-side edge of 'G' string). Is it easy to replace ? I have no problem working on my guitar. Any preferrance to brass, bone, graphite ? Any suppliers in NYC area ? Thanks for your help.

    [Edited by chamigo on 12-06-2000 at 10:37 PM]
     
  2. JohnL

    JohnL

    Sep 20, 2000
    Grayson, GA
    Same thing happened to me, I had a graphite nut installed and really like it. IMHO, I don't believe brass does anything extra for you unless you're playing an open string note. Soundwise, once you fret, it doesn't matter what the nut is made of. I have a MIA Jazz with a bone nut, it sounds great too. Hope this helps.
     
  3. chamigo

    chamigo

    Oct 7, 2000
    Hey JohnL, thanks for your reply. ...was very impatient ran out to a local sam ash and picked up a blank brass nut (that was all I could find other than plastic). was up all nite filing and shaping the thing. ...turned out pretty good. your comments (re: open vs fretted were right on). ...thanks again.
     
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    >Help ! Busted nut on fretless jazz bass
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    Just get a rag and wipe it off.
     
  5. dmaki

    dmaki

    Apr 29, 2000
    Chattanooga
    In the words of the Ladies' Man, "That's disgusting."