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Nut spacing for octave strings

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by ChristoMephisto, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. ChristoMephisto


    Sep 4, 2011
    My 8 string bass needs a new nut, the previous tech literally spaced out the strings on the nut evenly, and some are too low or too high

    Brought it to a local music store to have the nut replaced and he wasn't sure of the spacing for the octave strings on the nut.
    Seen the suggested spacing for a 12 string guitar at 7/64" but what is it for bass.
    Looked at the nut scale/ruler at stew mac and it doesn't show anything for octave strings.
    It's for a Hagstrom H8 with a 1 1/2" fret board at the nut, 1 5/8" with the binding

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