#1
Im trying to fix up my 1983 peavey mystic and the first thing i have to do is get a new nut on this thing, its chewed up so much its not funny! The sustain on her is pretty bad so im looking for the best nut material for sustain and tone. What is your expierences and what do you prefer?
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I'd ask the guys in GB&C, they know loads about this kinda stuff
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#5
A Bone nut will give you lots of sustain, and not cost an abnormal amount of $$
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I've heard Brass works pretty good for sustain and it'll also give your notes a bit more clarity
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Put a bone nut on my Les Paul, tuning stability greatly improved, sustain greatly improved and tone improved (pickups are still a bit naff so can't say the nut changed my tone greatly but it made a difference).
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well apparently this user is now banned so this thread isn't really much use other than to maybe inform others about something subjective.. but:

the nut isn't gonna make a great deal of difference to the tone and sustain except with open strings - as soon as you fret a note, the nut is essentially just a string-guide. this is actually all the nut does on a guitar with a zero-fret. unless you use a lot of open chords there's not really any good reason to pick your nut material based how it affects the tone. if you do use a lot of open chords i'd recommend brass, otherwise, bone, because it does the job
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well apparently this user is now banned so this thread isn't really much use other than to maybe inform others about something subjective.. but:

the nut isn't gonna make a great deal of difference to the tone and sustain except with open strings - as soon as you fret a note, the nut is essentially just a string-guide. this is actually all the nut does on a guitar with a zero-fret. unless you use a lot of open chords there's not really any good reason to pick your nut material based how it affects the tone. if you do use a lot of open chords i'd recommend brass, otherwise, bone, because it does the job

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#13
yngwie uses brass for unbeleivable sustain
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Because he often holds open notes.
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