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Will a Righty P bass nut fit a Lefty P bass neck?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by fretless bass, Jun 17, 2007.


  1. Just a quick question.

    will a right handed p bass nut fit a lefty p bass neck if i switched the nut around? :bag:
     
  2. 202dy

    202dy Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2006
    If the nut is properly cut, the answer is no. The string slots should be ramped down toward the headstock. When reversed the speaking point would be at the rear of the nut rather than at the edge of the fingerboard. It would be nearly impossible to intonate the guitar.

    If the nut is not ramped then the nut can be reversed. It should then be ramped to provide better down pressure and a better seat for the string.
     
  3. Exactly!!! - and, a new nut would cost you only a few bucks - where's teh big problem in getting a correctly fitted one?

    Spend a litle, and gain a lot in terms of intonation, playability and comfort!!
     
  4. thanks for that guys! anybody know where u could buy a lefty p bass nut?
     
  5. Just get a professional to do the job - won't cost much. Just google search for luthiers or repairers in your area:

    Here's one I just dug up in Dublin for you - Haze Guitars:
    http://www.hazeguitars.com/
     
  6. thanks for that kevin ill check those guys out
     
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