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Old 02-04-2009, 09:41 AM   #1
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I lost my Guitar's nut

Well I lost my guitar's nut its small classic one and i cant find anything like in the market can u guys help me cuz without it the 1st fret always buzz when i play on it , thx in advance.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:27 AM   #2
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Err... Nut? or Saddle?

Nuts are generally glued in, if I'm not mistaken, whereas saddles are usually left as is, although companies such as Martin use a little bit of glue.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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^-- It's not terribly uncommon for a nut to come loose. I don't see it alot, but have definitely seen it.

Maiden... if you don't have any local shops that do work on acoustics then you can get a new nut here:

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Nuts,_saddles.html
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:38 AM   #4
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If you in the US try WDMusic or if you in the UK use WDMuic aswell lol here are the links:
USA: http://www.wdmusic.com/nuts_saddles.html
UK: http://www.wdmusic.co.uk/category/H.../Nuts___Saddles
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:58 PM   #5
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No Iam from Algeria we dont hv tht kind of equipment here well at least in my town i was wonderin if i can make one homemade wood or something i just need some information how high should itbe , i mean should it be parellel to the bridge or higher or lower?
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:00 PM   #6
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when hitler lost his nut, it turned up in albert hall. why not take a gander over there?
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:15 PM   #7
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I think all-parts has generic nuts...dunno if it'd be easy to make one considering the material, either bone or plastic...but yeah stew-mac most likely has one..they got everything

edit: if you are gonna make one...my nut looks about 1/8 of an inch over the fret board and the slots are cut 1/16th of an inch or half-way down...I mean...its a start anyhow, Im sure someone else has a more exact number....good luck

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Old 02-04-2009, 05:33 PM   #8
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Nuts really depend on the width as well. They should, for the most part, be very similar.

However, you would probably need a proper nut slot file to do the job properly. If the slot isn't the right size or shape then you could run into tuning problems.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:21 PM   #9
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:22 PM   #10
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If you lived in Omaha I would make you a bone nut for free. Go to you local guitar store and have them put a bone nut on for you. Don't play it without one.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:54 PM   #11
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No Iam from Algeria we dont hv tht kind of equipment here well at least in my town i was wonderin if i can make one homemade wood or something i just need some information how high should itbe , i mean should it be parellel to the bridge or higher or lower?


If it's the white thing that was sitting in the bridge, it's called the saddle. The nut is the white part up at the headstock that has 6 slots in it for the strings to fit in then they go to the tuners.

It might look something like this:




If that's the part you're missing then it's the saddle.
If it looks more like the one in the pic below, then it's the nut:

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Well I lost my guitar's nut its small classic one and i cant find anything like in the market can u guys help me cuz without it the 1st fret always buzz when i play on it , thx in advance.


The easiest place I found was Ant Hill Music's acoustic guitar nuts page. Measure your dimensions and then just use the filters on the site.
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