nut grooves for gut strings

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by lin fung, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. lin fung

    lin fung Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2002
    Taipei, Taiwan
    I just busted a Eudoxa E string while putting it on for the first time. This may be because the nut grooves are too narrow. How wide should they be? How much of the string should be in the groove and how much outside of it?

    Also, if I want to switch back to thinner strings later will I have to get a new nut?