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Problems with my nut

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by 88tuner, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. I'm building a bass and I normally use the graphtech 6 string nut from Carvin. It measures 2.03 inches. The problem is that I typically build my own neck around the nut and bridge but this time I'm using a custom made neck and the spacing with this nut will be slightly too wide. I need to make my own nut or find a 6 string nut that is shorter than the graphtech 2.03 nut. Any suggestions on where I might get quick hunk of brass to make a nut or where I might order a premade nut to fit?
  2. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    They sell nut blanks at stewmac.com, and you can probably find them elsewhere too. Search Google using "nut blank". :)
  3. Small brass stock is available at any hobby store. You can even get square "key" stock from hardware stores.