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Where can I find nut material

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Zon Bass, May 4, 2003.


  1. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    I am building a 6 string fretless. It is 2 inches at the nut and I am having trouble locating anything that wide. I have checked Stewmac, Warmoth, and LMII but I still havent found anything. Am I missing something.
     
  2. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
  3. tonrutoo

    tonrutoo

    Apr 18, 2003
    Lett Custom Handgun Grips offer their micarta in blocks.
    i have little else to offer this forum,but i figure i'd try since it's helped me so much.
     
  4. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Or buy a turning block of lignum vitae and have enough nut stock for 30 basses.

    Some renovation places have scrap micarta that they will give to people who ask nicely.
     
  5. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Great, all I need to do now is wait until it decomposes so that I can carve it.

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  6. bwbass

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
    Uh, we have brass and black or white corian that big... we have to, because our 6-string Gecko is 2 1/4" wide.

    Try http://www.warmoth.com/Guitar/Hardware/Nuts.htm

    You know, now that I look at it, our site doesn't say we carry that size! I'll get right on it - thanks for pointing it out!
     
  7. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    How about looking in the mirror?:rolleyes:

    Just kidding, coudn't resist. I mean, aren't we all just that?:meh:
     
  8. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    Hm he, hm, he he

    He said "nut material"

    Hm he, hm, he he