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Looking for a good nut maker

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by roadkill2309, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Hey guys,

    Someone posted about a bone or ivory nut they'd had made a while ago. I'm trying to remember the maker's site. He offered bridge pins and nuts in a whole bunch of ivories, bone and narwhal tusk and such for a variety of guitars.

    Anyone know the guy I'm babbling about? I tried a search, but you know...
  2. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
    Before spending a lot of $$$ on exotic nuts, remember that the 'sound' of the nut only comes in to play when you play an open string. All other times its your finger pressing against the fret.

    I personally avoid playing open strings when possible; don't like the sound or feel..... :spit:

  3. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    didn't know Keyboards had strings.....hmmmmmm....LOL
  4. Oh, I wasn't looking for an ivory one specifically, it was just the first thing that popped into my head that he sells. Canada customs would grab an ivory nut faster than I could blink. I'm also pretty against the ivory trade. But he offered some interesting nut and bridge pin choices in other stuff like bone and fossilised walrus tusk.

    I like to play starting at the 5th fret as well, so it won't have too much impact on my sound. I'm just thinking about a future building project -- if I can ever afford it -- and having a bone or walrus nut might be cool, if not necessarily practical. That mammoth ivory might be a nice choice.

    Oh, I found out the site, by the way. If anyone's interested, it's guitarsaddles.com.
  5. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    I use "TUSQ" material by Graph Tech.. Looks and sounds like ivory, but is man made.. Very Durable.
  6. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    I have the bridge saddles made of "TUSQ" also. They are awsome sounding.

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