#1
I am very surprised right now. I was changing the strings on my LTD V-500 and decided to give the fretboard a good wipedown before i put new strings on. As i was wipping my hand whent up a little high and i gave the nut a little push. To my surprise, it came totally off. Nothing is broken, no residue glue on the bottom of the nut either. It is a earvana compensated nut.

So here is my question, do i just glue it back on? What kind of glue? Anything else to keep in mind?
#3
Titebond Original + String pressure will do it. It's a relatively common problem on not high-end guitars.
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#4
wood glue or maybe caulk?
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#5
Quote by Invader Jim
DO NOT use super glue.

Really? I guess I've been giving wrong advice for a while then. Hopefully I didn't mess anything up.
Is it because some super glues will melt some plastic?
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#7
Alright sounds good. This has not been my week. Last night i had a gig and i decided to replace my emgs battery. Well i change it and, oh crap its even worse than before. Turns out the batter clip wires were not soldered, they were just twisted together...loosely.
#8
only use wood glue or something weaker. super glue makes it impossible to remove the nut without destroying it, should you ever need repairs or a set-up job.

caulk is a sealant, not an adhesive, good lord.

carpenter's glue works fine. or white glue. doesn't HAVE to be titebond original.
#9
woops...MY BAD!
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#10
Would a gluestick work? I mean i can go get elmers white glue, but i have a gluestick right here and if that is fine too id like to get this done right now.
#11
No. a glue stick is probably a bit too weak to hold plastic/bone to wood. I've never tried it, so I might be wrong, though.
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#12
a gluestick?

are you being serious?
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#14
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a gluestick?

are you being serious?


Im being lazy.

As far as my understanding goes, a gluesick is just glue in a semi-hardened form.
What is so ridiculous to think that gluestick = glue on a stick. While i do realize it is not as strong, i never found elmers white glue to be that strong to begin with which is why i asked.
#15
only use glue if you need it. it may hold just fine with string tension and friction. place it in the slot, string it up, and try some big bends. if it doesn't move, you're good to go. if it does, then just add a tiny amount of elmers or wood glue.
#16
Quote by Invader Jim
only use wood glue or something weaker. super glue makes it impossible to remove the nut without destroying it, should you ever need repairs or a set-up job.

Not true at all. i had a tusq nut i put on my neck with super glue (quite a bit of it too) and when i bought a new neck i gave it a little tap with a hammer on the right and left side of the edge facing the fretboard and it knocked right out 100% unharmed.
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#17
duuuude, watch what you name your post
hahahaha my nut fell off... hahaha!
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#18
would you say you busted a nut?

sorry, seriously wood glue would probly be best
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#19
Quote by sk8freakrt
Not true at all. i had a tusq nut i put on my neck with super glue (quite a bit of it too) and when i bought a new neck i gave it a little tap with a hammer on the right and left side of the edge facing the fretboard and it knocked right out 100% unharmed.

You were extremely lucky then. Most of the time, it won't let go, and you have to crush the nut to get it out.
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#20
Quote by sk8freakrt
Not true at all. i had a tusq nut i put on my neck with super glue (quite a bit of it too) and when i bought a new neck i gave it a little tap with a hammer on the right and left side of the edge facing the fretboard and it knocked right out 100% unharmed.

Congratulations, then. You got lucky.

Blanket statements are dangerous, but this is just ridiculous. Of course there are exceptions. As a general rule, however, the average person won't be so lucky.
#21
maybe it was because its a tusq nut? i can understand plastic ones crushing to bits.
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#22
Quote by bv310
You were extremely lucky then. Most of the time, it won't let go, and you have to crush the nut to get it out.


Yeah.. Remember when i busted satan's nut?
TS, use elmers white glue or titebond original.


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