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SX replacement nut for p-bass.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by BillyRay, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. BillyRay

    BillyRay Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    Where can I get a replacement nut for it ? Every place I hit only has jazz bass replacements, blanks or Fender styled ones, with the radius at the bottom. I don't have access to fret files so getting blanks is out of the question.

    I converted my SX to fretless and the high nut makes the first position notes very sharp. Low F and Bb are all but unplayable with heavy rounds due to the tension. I'd try to take the nut off to sand the bottom, but all the threads I have read about swapping the nut on an SX have the original nut break or chip the second action is taken to remove it. The G string slot also chipped a bit when I changed strings and one snapped...

    With proper relief, my action is almost half a centimeter high on the E string at the octave. And reducing the saddle height introduces buzzing because the nut is screwing with the strings geometry on the neck.

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