#1
i got a samick guitar.. and it has a plastic nut and an epiphone brand tom..

how much difference would adding a graph tech tusq nut and a graph tech tom make to the sound/ sustain?

i just want to get a better sound/feel from my guitar without getting a new one

i really don't mind the duncan designed pickups that much, because they're pretty nice..
Shred Head
All that theory my guitar teacher tries to drill into my head just gets buried under piles of porn and I never manage to apply any of it
#2
on an electric guitar, i would say it doesn't really affect the tone at all...

But i do know it affects acoustics A LOT
#3
o thanks man
Shred Head
All that theory my guitar teacher tries to drill into my head just gets buried under piles of porn and I never manage to apply any of it
#4
The nut will only help with tuning stability, seeing as how when you fret a string it essentially takes the nut out of the picture. The bridge will probably help more with sustain and less string breakage assuming your going with the string saver saddles. I've heard aluminum stop tails are quite good at opening up a guitars tone.
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#5
A properly cut nut can make alot of difference over the cheap plastic ones supplied with many lower priced guitars. Its not to say a plastic one is complete junk just most of the time they dont set em up at all. But if your gonna do it might as well put a higher quality unit in. Not sure on the TOM saddles. There is a difference between the cheap ones and something like a GOTOH unit. Biggest difference I saw in mine was modding the bridge and stop piece with locking screws like tone pros does.