#1
So there is this guy who will replace the nut on my epiphone sg because mine has a big chunk missing. He will replace it with a bone nut and will charge me 70 american dollars. Am i getting ripped off?
#2
Yes

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Spend $7 and do it yourself.

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No it's not hard

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If you dont know how, use searchbar+ google.

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No im not saying your stupid, im just answering every possible thing that the average person will ask in response to my answer.
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#3
hell yes, all you have to do is tap it out and then put a new one on there, you can glue it in if you want but the strings will hold it in place fine

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#4
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Yes

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Spend $7 and do it yourself.

/double end thread.


No it's not hard

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If you dont know how, use searchbar+ google.

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No im not saying your stupid, im just answering every possible thing that the average person will ask in response to my answer.
Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has all the files and skills required to properly slot a nut. And a preslotted nut is likely to bind, causing tuning instability. Simply changing a nut is easy, but doing it properly requires expensive specialty files and skill.
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#5
crafting a nut is VERY expensive, but usually only required on vintage instruments. if i am making a hand-fit nut on... lets say... a vintage martin or gibson where you cant buy a pre-slotted nut that will fit perfectly, i charge 60-100 (100 being a 12 string) because it is HARD work. if you prove the nut, he will probably file the slots to the right depths for 20 bucks or so.
#6
True, but almost everyone has the skills and tools to buy one of allparts. (@ DuctTapeNinja)

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Changing a nut is easy as hell, and doing it properly is easy as hell too.

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There isn't much point in making your own nut unless you need custom sizes, because files are so expensive. You can just buy it for $5.

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EDIT:

An Epiphone SG you say?

http://www.allparts.com/store/nuts-saddles-tusq-graphite-ebanol-nuts-bn-0833-00g,Product.asp

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#7
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True, but almost everyone has the skills and tools to buy one of allparts. (@ DuctTapeNinja)
As I said, preslotted nuts are likely to bind.

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Changing a nut is easy as hell, and doing it properly is easy as hell too.
Physically swapping the nuts is. I include filing the slots it so it fits right, and not just "good enough" in changing it though, and that takes a little skill

You can get all the files you'd need for about the price of a pro setup though, but your first nut or two will not be any better than a preslotted nut. You will likely make the slots too loose until you've had a little experience.
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#8
Its not hard at all to put a preslotted nut in a guitar. You knock the old one out and glue a new one in. Will it be right this way maybe, maybe not. An improperly fitted nut can create alot of problems. There is a fair amount of experience and skill involved in fitting a bone nut. Both of which cost money. As do the specialized tools to do it. Also it smells terrible when you use a file on it. If done right it will play like a different guitar. You would be surprised at how much of a difference it can make.