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RBX 170 Yamaha with broken nut

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Hevy T, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    I was just doing a string change and the nut broke at the E string. I am attempting to glue it together with carpenters glue. Think this will work?

    Or will s regular Fender style work? The nut needs to be glued in like a Gibson style, but looks almost like a fender style nut.

    Or do I need an actual Yamaha nut?
  2. Use CA glue. Wood glue is for wood/wood glue-ups.

    Get a precut nut and file it for the particular bass.
  3. JLS


    Sep 12, 2008
    Emeryville, Ca
    I setup & repair guitars & basses

    *If* it's a clean break, and you haven't schmutzed it up w/Elmer's or something, thin CA may work.

    No nut, "needs to be glued in", other than to keep it from falling of the instrument, when you change strings.