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String Sliding Off Nut

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by mtshark, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. mtshark


    Nov 28, 2008
    Today I just strung up my Fender MIM Jazz with a new set of Daddario nickel roundwounds, the same gauge I always use. However this time when I started playing I noticed that the A string was rattling around in the nut, and the E string was literally sliding out of the nut toward me as I plucked. I don't know what's up, and I've never done any work on the nut. Help?
  2. skychief


    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    Try more windings on the tuning posts to acquire a proper down-angle past the nut.
  3. JLS


    Sep 12, 2008
    Emeryville, Ca
    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    Are windings going down on the tuner post? They should be, to have proper tension in the nut slots.
  4. mtshark


    Nov 28, 2008
    Thanks! I just loosened things up, moved it to the bottom and it works fine!

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