I just put a new nut in and it seems to have lowered the sustain expecially on my open strings. What can i do to fix this?
what material is the replacement? what brand/model is the guitar?
Its a plastic nut on a dean razorback
Lots of plastic nuts are hollow. Those suck sustain like you would not believe. Also the nut could be cut too low, if the strings are at a softer angle over the nut then they won't ring out as well. I would suggest investing in a properly cut bone or graphite nut. Maybe even brass, if you want maximum sustain.
yea but this cheapo store here only has plastic :p
If you care about your nut, which you should since it's vital to the tone and playability of your guitar, take your guitar to a proper tech who can cut and fit a proper nut.