Replacement nut for DeArmond Starfire?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Brian Baldwin, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Brian Baldwin

    Brian Baldwin Guest

    Dec 22, 2017
    Any tips/thoughts/musings on replacing a late-90's Starfire nut?

    A friend passed the bass down to me... minus the nut... and I am just not sure what the size is to replace it with or where to get something pre-cut (if that exists). Thoughts?

    I found an old DeArmond ad that I think lists the nut as 1.6825", but I can't seem to find any nuts that fit that size.
  2. Take it to a tech and just get one made for it. I can't think of anything off the shelf that would work as it needs to be a Gibson style (back angled) part. Not to say it doesn't exist but a properly cut and installed piece made for it specifically would be better than a generic
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  3. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Good opportunity to get a brass nut cut for it. That would be pretty good!
  4. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Yep get a nice Real bone nut made. As for the above suggestion, I can’t think of one reason why someone would want to put a brass nut on a hollow body bass.
  5. Brian Baldwin

    Brian Baldwin Guest

    Dec 22, 2017
    Thanks for recommendations, I have an appointment with Mouradian Guitar near Boston to get a custom one cut.
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