1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to post, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Nut Removal/replacement

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Davidoc, Mar 13, 2001.


  1. How would I go about removing the nut?

    -And putting it back in?
     
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    :eek: oh, not what I thought it was.....
     
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    [​IMG] ROFL [​IMG]

    Pacman, you just killed me!!! :D

    Ok, to help you out - there's at least one thread over at the Setup forum that'll answer your question.
     
  4. Well, if you're talking about the one I'm thinking of, I posted it, got no replies, so posted it here.

    No one knows how to do this?
     
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    nut = saddle

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13377

    Just use a sharp screwdriver, knife, etc. and carefully hammer it between saddle and neck with e.g. a nylon hammer. The saddle is usually glued to the neck with super glue or wood glue and can be removed quite easily.

    But: If the neck is painted or has a binding that reaches up to the fretboard sides and/or the saddle - take it to a service man (or be really carefull) to avoid cracks.