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New nut necessary?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by McHack, Jan 24, 2006.


  1. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    I've decided the next time I restring my Lakland, that I'm going from DR High Beam SS mediums, to medium lights.

    I should be ok w/ the existing nut, yes?
     
  2. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    NY
    I would imagine you would be ok? What gauge are you using now? Are you using a light gauge and are concerned that the larger diameter strings won't fit in the nut? I've never heard that being a problem before.
     
  3. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Going FROM Mediums, to Medium lights... I'm just worried about excessive slack, w the string sitting in the groove.
     
  4. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    NY

    I see, I didn't realize that you said it originally. I really don't think you will have any problems at all. I switch from 40 to 45 and back again occasionally and I see no difference.