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Help! My bass just lost it's nut!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Bengals, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Bengals


    Jul 6, 2010
    So I was changing the strings on my Traben 5 string and when I took off the strings the brass nut just fell off. It's probably been hanging on for years by string tension alone. My question is do I glue it back on? If so what glue and do I need clamps etc.?

  2. neebs


    Oct 25, 2011
    Manteca, California
    white glue? My nuts hang by string tension alone. I'm sure there is a better way though.
  3. Yes, white glue works fine. I've had this problem before and white glue worked perfectly.
  4. t77mackie


    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    Superglue should work too. Good luck if you ever want to get it off though.
  5. BassKitty101


    Jun 28, 2012
    Endorsing Artist: Luna Guitars, Ashdown Engineering, Cactus Picks
    Do you need to glue it back on? Just have string tension hold it in, I believe it won't make a difference except for when you take the strings off.
  6. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    Must...resist...urge...to make childish jokes!:D
  7. Bengals


    Jul 6, 2010
    Go for it gj! I encourage childish comments. Looks like I'm busting out the Elmer's glue...wish me luck

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