Treating a bone nut

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Groovecenter, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. I was reading through some threads on nut installation, and came upon a post in this thread

    Further down, RockinJohn says that when using a real bone nut it must be treated. Are the nuts Warmoth sells
    real bone or imitation? I ordered two of the Fender flat bone nuts.

    Also, can someone tell me what this treatment would consist of. (regardless if the nuts they sell are real bone or not, I would like to know about the treatment)
  2. sublime0bass


    Aug 2, 2007
    Boone, NC
    bump. i just got a new bone nut for my Squier Pbass
  3. 202dy

    202dy Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2006
    When a bone is to be used for industrial or decorative purposes it cannot be used as it comes from the animal. It must first be dried and is usually bleached. The bone nuts sold by the luthiery supply companies have already been treated. Some pieces are unbleached and are perfect for restoration and replacement on vintage instruments.