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My g-string is digging into my nut...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by CayceG, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. lethargytartare


    Sep 7, 2004
    I agree that it sounds like the g slot. But I also agree that it can't hurt to check and tinker with the relief -- you can always reset the relief back to where you started, so it doesn't really hurt. Note, the 3rd fret/1st fret thing only helps identify if the nut slots are the right depth, not relief.

    I wonder if you've done a lot of tuning and retuning of the g string. That would make it act like a file in that groove, and could explain why you have grooving on the HEADSTOCK side that's deeper than the neck side -- if it were caused by playing, I'd expect the deeper groove to be on the neck side.

    CA and baking soda works great -- I have also used CA and ebony dust to adjust the slot in an ebony nut I made -- it's a neat process, but messy -- be sure to tape off the area, and work with small small small amounts. If there isn't already a tip/guide thread around here, I can post my experience.

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