nut advice??

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by never.purify, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. never.purify

    never.purify Guest

    Dec 2, 2007
    i am about to build a 6 string bass and need to know where i can buy a big enough nut... i want it to have the same feel as my 5 string, so using the same string spacing, it should be a 50 mm nut.
    i 'm going to use graphite as its apparently pretty decent and its the right colour.

    also any advice on how to file it out would be appreciated.. i think ill buy a couple nuts in case i mess up. ;)
  2. taviswardlaw

    taviswardlaw Guest

    Jan 15, 2005
    Victoria, Australia
    ... sure that wouldn't be a 5 cm nut? If you're looking at 50 cms then you're talking about an average distance of about 9.6cm between the strings taking everything into account... you must have huge hands. I bet you could pull off a 1-15 fret reach with those pointers. I envy you :smug:
  3. never.purify

    never.purify Guest

    Dec 2, 2007
    hahahaha oops, yea i mean 50mm...
  4. never.purify

    never.purify Guest

    Dec 2, 2007
    can someone please help me out here??
  5. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    Graphtec makes them, you could try contacting them directly or through a distributer. My most recent build I'm using Ziricote wood to try for a nut on a fretless project.
    Good luck,