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nut removal from recent American Standard Fender Jazz

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by joeyl, May 9, 2012.


  1. So I bought this 2012 neck from ebay, and it is a fretless with lines (yes I need lines)Since I want to do an epoxy coating, I need to remove the nut. I have done it many times on my old Fenders, and I thought that it should be a piece of cake.
    Since Fender finishes the headstock up to the nut on rosewood boards now, I scored the finish, used a punch and hit the nut from the side with a good blow of the hammer. Nothing! Does not budge. I tried knocking it all around, does not move at all

    So out comes the hacksaw

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    Saw it slowly

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    Until you almost reach the bottom (watch out the bottom is curved on Fenders)

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    Then you can collapse the 2 sides inwards as such

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    And here is the result

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    See how much glue they put in there :rollno:

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    But at least no chipping, I will have to sand that finish excess down a bit though

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    Hope you find this helpful

    :D
     
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    textbook!

    while you're at it, why don't you document the epoxy-coating process, too?
     
  3. thanks, I will!

    I have never done it before but I will be trying out the build a dam and then pour a single coat method with System 3. I tried it on a piece of wood and it worked like a charm, minus the fact that I burned the tape with my propane torch.
     
  4. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    NY & MA
    Just tossing this out... not an expert on this process... but seem to have read somewhere that Rosewood is an oily wood... something about wiping down the fretboard with something (acetone?) to remove surface oils for better epoxy adhesion. Again... triple check this... but I remember something to this effect...
     
  5. yes you are correct. Lots of surface oils on a rosewood board that would cause fish eye's and craters in the epoxy. Odorless mineral spirits or acetone would remove it for a little while until the oils come back to the surface eventually. Epoxy or finishing before that works then....
    :D