The nut on my les paul busted the other night (haha busted nut) and i need to switch it. I just went out and bought a new one made from graphite. The problem is I can't seem to get the old nut out. What should i do?
It's glued in. Unless you know what you're doing, I'd recommend taking it to a repair shop and let them install the new one. If you don't have the proper tools, it's easy to mess things up.
before you do anything else tape over the fretboard. then, get a piece of wood and a mallet. EXTREMELY GENTLY tap the nut with the wood by hitting the wood with the mallet. do this on both sides until it is loose.
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Make sure you take a razor blade along the edges where the paint touches it. Then put something against it form the fret board side and smack it should come right off.