1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Tuning problem and nut break angle

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Bodeeni, Jun 28, 2017.


  1. Bodeeni

    Bodeeni Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2010
    NYC
    Hi Gang,
    I have a Fender P5 and am having tuning issues caused, I think, by friction on the string trees due to a steep break angle of the nut. Any ideas?
    IMG_0574.JPG IMG_0575.JPG
     
  2. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Yeah, they'll do that. I have the same set-up and the string will hang-up at the retainer contact points.
    The break angle is fine.

    Riis
     
    Bodeeni likes this.
  3. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    Lubrication.
    Get a tube of graphite powder from the key making section of a hardware store. Squirt it into the nut slots and on top of the strings where they touch the trees.
    That'll get things moving more freely. Reapply as needed.
     
    Bodeeni likes this.
  4. Arie X

    Arie X

    Oct 19, 2015
    if originality isn't an issue, why not upgrade to something with rollers?
     
  5. Bodeeni

    Bodeeni Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2010
    NYC
    does somebody do a roller setup for 5 strings?
     

Share This Page