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My nut fell out!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by PolkaHero, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. PolkaHero

    PolkaHero Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2002
    I was about the change the strings on my Fender Steve Harris signature when I bumped the nut and it slid out of place! Is there a special kind of glue that should be used to reinsert it? Should I attempt this myself in order to get the proper string alignment? I've never had this happen before! :oops:
  2. Glue? :eek:
  3. Nuts can fall out, especially if the glue dries out. And yes there is a recommended glue and you should only ever use a little.

    Nuts should stay in place mostly by string pressure. I've used a very little dab of white glue before to set a replacement nut into a bass, but I'm not sure I did the right thing.

    This post should probably be in 'set up'. A moderator will be along shortly to move you.
  4. I actually LOL'd when I read the title :D
  5. Jason,

    You may just have to comfort yourself with the 57 reissue P-Bass thats in the brown truck on its way to you!! :hyper:
  6. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    I'm glad I'm not the only one. :D
  7. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    I use two dabs of superglue, one near the E string and one near the G.
  8. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Dude, I also LOL'd.
  9. PolkaHero

    PolkaHero Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2002

    They don't make them like they used to!
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Great thread title!:D

    Moved to Setup.
  11. Dude, sorry about losing your nut!!!

    If it makes you feel any better, my wife's g-string just fell off!!! I may just lose a nut myself.
  12. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    You guys are nuts.
  13. reminds me of the thread "Busted a Nut and Snapped a G-String"