Replacing a nut

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joshua Alexander, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. Well I broke the nut on my fender jazz fretless and was wondering what everyone would suggest as a replacement. What type of material would be best?
  2. Blanks from plastic, bone, and brass are the most commonly found. Of these, I prefer brass. It's easy to work, lasts forever, is unbreakable and helps slightly with the tone of open strings.
  3. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I would suggest having your local guitar tech do this. I tried to slot a graphite nut once. Once... :(

    Graphite is the most common nut material these days. Brass was big in the 70s and is still commonly used, particularly by Alembic and some of the more esoteric brands.

    I prefer the "vintage" vibe of bone.