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Nut File - B String (.125-.130)

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by needmoney, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Where can I get one? No I don't want some cheap needle file set either. I already have the E,A,D,G files, just need a B! Any ideas?

  2. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Stew Mac
  3. Greenman


    Dec 17, 2005
    Ontario Canada
    Cut it close with a .120 and mark the slot with a sharpie. Run a old .125 and .130 guage string back and forth until the sharpie mark is gone. I've never done this but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. :ninja:
  4. Stewmac only go up to .105 in the single files, and the double-file they sell is .105/.120. I don't particularly want the double-file. Anywhere else?
  5. now I know where I can borrow a 5-string file set ;)

    actually, I do ok with the little rat tail file that I have...
  6. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Lineā„¢ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    not too long ago Stewmac sold nut files with the same size on both sides. at that time they offered a .130" file as part of the sizes

    bummer they have gone this route of double sided files :(

    if you're willing to part with AUS $31 for a single file, this site offers a .130" nut file


  7. Drucocu


    Jan 24, 2007
    I filed my saddles with old strings, work perfectly, hehe!
  8. it should be big enough for a drill bit used as a file

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