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Old 03-12-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Benefits of a Brass Nut

Yeah, what are the pros and cons of a brass nut? I have a Spector NS-2000/Q5 and saw that the NS-2000/5 has a brass nut and got curious.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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Brass nuts are definitely more durable in the long run. On open notes, they allegedly sound brighter than other material.

However, the one bass I have that has one is finicky with the tuning. Don't know if its the bass or the nut that is the cause.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:49 PM   #3
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Pros: Open strings have the same tone as a fretted note.

Cons: Can't be adjusted easily.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:47 AM   #4
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As a hard and fast rule when it comes to bass, denser materials equal more sustain.
Of course there are loads of factors to take into account, such as how effectively it's been attached to the neck etc.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:03 AM   #5
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Brass nuts will probably enhance sustain, in another life many years ago our steel guitarist used a solid brass slide.
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