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Nut Question

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Matteran, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. Matteran

    Matteran Banned

    Jan 1, 2005
    Santa Rosa, CA
    So, I take my strings off, and I'm oiling up my fretboard, and paying some attention to my girlfriend(bass), and all of a sudden, the nut falls off.

    I ask my guitarist about that, and he's like, "oh, it's supposed to be like that, the strings will hold it in place"

    Now, the nut has what looks like some old dried up glue, so i doubt that nuts are just held in place by the strings.

    And considering how hard I play, it's bound to move. So, what should i do?
  2. bassjigga


    Aug 6, 2003
    No man... it's definitely not supposed to come off. The strings don't hold it in place, glue does. I'd take it to a repair guy you trust and have it reglued.
  3. Matteran

    Matteran Banned

    Jan 1, 2005
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Thanks, just wanted to know before I put some new strings on.

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