Silly Silly Yamaha

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SnoMan, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    I hope this is the right forum for this, but here I go.

    I have my yamaha rbx 5 string, I broke the nut a few months, yes months, ago. No one in my area services yamaha, and I can't figure out how to get one from their website, if I'm even able to...This is my plea....will someone please point me in the right direction, I beg of you! Thanks

  2. phogchris


    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    There is a repair shop here in Fairfax, VA. I think its only about an hour away, but thats all I can think of....
  3. FalsehoodBass


    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    i don't think you have to get a yamaha-specific nut.... try taking it to a normal guitar repair place and ask them to replace it... the nut itself should cost like $5... and then they just file the slots and put it in (maybe in the other order).... and you're good to go...

    since nuts are so cheap you could try it yourself?? maybe... i don't know how hard it is... only thing to watch out for is that you don't damage your fretboard when you take the old one out....

    don't really listen to me.. its probably bad advice... but i just had to get my $.02 in i guess
  4. I would'nt recommend trying to do it yourself, as the nut slots need to be accurate, but any guitar repair shop or luthier will fix it for you. Forget trying to get a Yamaha nut.
  5. Mark Hoppus

    Mark Hoppus Banned

    Dec 3, 2001
    Those silly billies.
  6. They don't have to be an authorized Yamaha repair center to fix your bass. Charleston is a pretty big town, there's bound to be an instrument repair shop there.

    A yahoo search for local Charleston, WV then yellow pages, musical instrument repair gets the following hits:

    B & B Loans 178 Summers St Charleston, WV (304) 346-9431

    Stringed Instrument Repair 1022 Forest Rd Charleston, WV (304) 344-3808

    One of these places should be able to help you, or tell you where you can get it fixed.
  7. stingray96191


    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    I have the same problem. I have a yamaha rbx 260 that played really nice for a long time. It was my first bass. Anyway i broke the nut almost 2 years ago, and found that it is impossible to find nuts that will fit that tiny nut slot. I had a jewler try to help me fit the nut i got into the slot, but he didn't know how to do it right. its in ther but its not low enough. And the store i took it to originally said it would cost almost $80 to get them to fix it. I would not pay that, so it has become extremely hard to play.

    I have since replaced it as my main bass with a Modulus Flea and a Stingray 5 so it doesn't see the light of day much. But good luck to you on your endevours.

    You'll need it!