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Nut Question

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Scott D, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hey, i just restrung my Rickenbacker, and the A string doesn't sit in the nut. The D didn't at first, but it's in there now. I was just wonerdering if it was bad for the nut. The String just sits a little bit above, it just doesn't go all the way down like the others. These strings are kinda temporary, (god i hate GHS strings...) so i was just wondering. Please help. i think until i get an answer i'm going to take the pressure off the A and just tune it down.

  2. It sounds like the new set is a larger gauge than the set you replaced and the string won't fit into the nut slot.
  3. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    Yes,i know that, i just need to know if its bad for the nut.

  4. Yup, it's bad for the nut.
  5. If the nut is stock, yes the larger guage strings will cut a large groove in the nut and if you use a lighter guage string later it will cause it to slip or bind.

    ;) Treena

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