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Nut replacement

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by billio, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. billio

    billio Bass Head

    I've bought an old Hohner Jazz Bass copy and the nut is broken. I have a Jazz Bass brass nut that I want to fit to it, but the 2 nuts are quite different.

    The original nut is about 8mm tall and extends 2.5mm above the finger board.

    The brass Jazz Bass nut I have is about 3.5mm tall.

    My idea is to replace the original nut with a piece of wood and shape to the same contour/radius as the fingerboard then file a slot around 1mm deep to set the Jazz Bass nut into.

    Does that make sense? If so, Is it the right thing to do?