#1
im in a rut, i cant find a lefty nut online that will ship to canada, so i figured maybe i could convert this righty nut i have into a lefty nut? is this possible? or should i try slotting a blank?
hope you guys can help me, thanks!
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#2
Prolly not, you can't make the Low E slot smaller, and you don't want it too large cause then your string will start to move around and cause tuning stability problem...

I would get a blank and have it slotted and fitted to the guitar by a tech.
#3
if theres a guitar shop round you theyll do it

and slotting a nut isnt very difficult this is coming from someone who makes his own nuts from cowbone you just gotta use the right tool especually to measure(mostly the old nut)
#4
this might sound noobish but can i just flip the nut around?
-Gibson SG Faded
-Ibanez RG5EX1L
-Custom Upside-Down Strat
-Modded Epiphone LP
-Fender Acoustic
*Marshall DSL15H
>Ibanez TS9
>MXR Micro Flanger
>Boss TU-3
>Danelectro Vibe
>Guyatone ST-2 Comrpessor
#5
what kind of nut is it?
does it look like either of these?

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#6
it's a fender style one, synthetic bone er some shit like that
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-Ibanez RG5EX1L
-Custom Upside-Down Strat
-Modded Epiphone LP
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*Marshall DSL15H
>Ibanez TS9
>MXR Micro Flanger
>Boss TU-3
>Danelectro Vibe
>Guyatone ST-2 Comrpessor
#7
Quote by Dr.Tong
it's a fender style one, synthetic bone er some shit like that

dont quote me on this but fliping it around "should" work just fine
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#8
haha okay, im guessing then i should file the smaller string slots for the bigger strings, and maybe use some glue or something to fill in the thick slots?
-Gibson SG Faded
-Ibanez RG5EX1L
-Custom Upside-Down Strat
-Modded Epiphone LP
-Fender Acoustic
*Marshall DSL15H
>Ibanez TS9
>MXR Micro Flanger
>Boss TU-3
>Danelectro Vibe
>Guyatone ST-2 Comrpessor
#9
Quote by Dr.Tong
haha okay, im guessing then i should file the smaller string slots for the bigger strings, and maybe use some glue or something to fill in the thick slots?


try flipping it around first if its a fender stule one
#10
you can flip it around.

blow dryer to melt the glue a little and it'll pop right off.
Prs se Holcomb is the answer
#11
You may not be able to flip it even if its a Fender style nut. Usually the slots will be angled a bit, so they're lower on the headstock side, and if they are the strings probably won't ring out properly.
It might work fine though, not all will have angled slots.
#12
could I buy a nut blank, and then use the righty nut as a guide to slotting the blank? cuz I don't wanna string it up n stuff and have the nut not work, I need something that will for sure or at least 90% work haha
-Gibson SG Faded
-Ibanez RG5EX1L
-Custom Upside-Down Strat
-Modded Epiphone LP
-Fender Acoustic
*Marshall DSL15H
>Ibanez TS9
>MXR Micro Flanger
>Boss TU-3
>Danelectro Vibe
>Guyatone ST-2 Comrpessor
#13
what i have done is use the righty nut as a cutting guide. I hot glue gun the two nuts facing each other so that they are mirror-images. Then use the righty nut as a miter box essentially. flipping it won't work unless you add material to the bottom to shim it up so you can cut new slots for the higher strings to fit in the wider slots.