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I broke something!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Oddman545, Jul 14, 2001.


  1. Hey,
    I just broke the nut on my bass. I just needed to replace a string (E) and I put it on the nut and tried to put it in the little slot where it goes and pop. The side of it popped off of it.
    I just needed to know how to replace it, how much, or if I needed to take it to a shop or what.
    Well, Thanks!
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Hey take it easy!

    An hour is nothing, even with the fast guy on this board.

    You posted in the wrong forum btw - this belongs in Setup.

    You did not post post what bass you own.

    Take a look here for info and prices

    http://www.stew-mac.com/catalog/subs/nuts,_saddles.asp

    Oh, and welcome to Talkbass! ;)
     
  3. Thanx
     
  4. I've got a Squier P-Bass maybe that'll clear up some stuff.
     
  5. Picky picky picky!
    Geez, it's only been an hour since your first message, and you're already complaining? What about threads that don't get replies for a day or 2? Hmm?
    The world does'nt revolve around you, buddy. ;)

    Oh yeah, and I have NO idea how much it'd cost. Just thought I'd give you a friendly little reminder that here at talkbass...we're all human. Sure, maybe 100 people have read your post, big whoop. That could be 99 lurkers and 1 regular poster who hasn't been playing long or doesn't know the answer (like me) so they just read it & keep an eye on it, so when someone who DOES know their stuff responds, then the regular poster will learn something new, in case they ever bust the nut on their bass. It's a little something we like to call a "community". :D

    So calm down a bit, grab a coke/pepsi/Dr. Pepper/root beer/beer/mountain dew/something you like, sit back, relax, and wait a while for someone to answer. Because with that kind of attitude, you'd likely get an online thrashing. ;)
     
  6. Sorry,
    I just sorta freaked out cause this is my first bass and all and well, I paniced.

    Sorry again.
     
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Oops, I think this link is better than the one I gave you earlier.

    http://www.stewmac.com/catalog/7.asp?name3=String_Nuts

    You should be able to get a replacement nut for a P bass from almost any decent instrument shop.
    You can install it yourself or a good service tech will do it for a reasonable price.
     
  8. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    I broke a piece of the nut off of my Yamaha RBX260F
    a while back when I made the mistake of tryin' some
    LaBella James Jamerson flats on it. Luckily, I was able
    to find the little hunk of plastic before my dog ate it.

    I cleaned up both surfaces and the exposed nut slot
    real good. I then "roughed-up" the surfaces of the plastic
    that needed to be glued back together (scratched`em
    with an x-acto blade a little). I had a fairly decent 5-minute
    epoxy layin' around, so I used that and then wrapped
    some rubber bands around the whole thing. I let it sit
    for 24 hours. Took off the rubber bands and scraped off
    the excess goo with an x-acto. Worked just fine.

    I s'pose if it'd been my Rob Allen, I woulda' freaked. But that
    bone nut's held up to a tapewound Roto 88 115 E. And why
    would I put Jamerson flats on an R/A in the first place?...
    (no gruffpuppy. It's too easy ;) :p )