#1
I have big strings and I'd like to get bigger strings.
The nut is a bit to low for my taste though - with strings that thick I gotta keep an action pretty high near the pickups and pretty low near the nut.
I'd like to get a more equal action and since the nut's too low with .12-.56, it'll most likely be too low with .13-.62.

Thing is, I can't remove the nut from the neck, it's probably set with glue.
It's a Xaviere XV-835 tele standard neck, and I don't really know what I should do.

I tried removing a nut from my spare neck, an unfinished tele style neck I got from guitarfetish.
Result was - I broke the nut, and half of it is still in place.

So, you guys have any advice about what to do at this point?
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#2
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I have big strings and I'd like to get bigger strings.
The nut is a bit to low for my taste though - with strings that thick I gotta keep an action pretty high near the pickups and pretty low near the nut.
I'd like to get a more equal action and since the nut's too low with .12-.56, it'll most likely be too low with .13-.62.

Thing is, I can't remove the nut from the neck, it's probably set with glue.
It's a Xaviere XV-835 tele standard neck, and I don't really know what I should do.

I tried removing a nut from my spare neck, an unfinished tele style neck I got from guitarfetish.
Result was - I broke the nut, and half of it is still in place.

So, you guys have any advice about what to do at this point?



Look at post #2, pic's #3 & #4.

You'll need to score along the edges with a exacto knife then give it a strong hit to break it loose from the glue.

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I'd like to get a more equal action and since the nut's too low with .12-.56, it'll most likely be too low with .13-.62.


Actually it's not most likely, it's a sure thing. The bottom of the string rests on the nut, so even if they were an inch thick they would be just as low as they would be if they were only a 100th of a millimeter thick.

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#4
Can't help, but I want to say I'm there with you, nuts cut too low are an ass sore.

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#5
You can fill the slots with a baking soda/super glue mix and then refile them. Just google baking soda super glue nut filler.
#6
How is the neck relief on the guitar, and I'm assuming the frets buzz right now? Where at on the fretboard?

Before you get too far, do you have a nut to replace it with? If you want to make actual progress on this you'll need someone to make a new one. The shops around here charge around $40 for a new bone one.

Being a Fender-style guitar there's a chance the bottom of the nut has a step in it, if so you wouldn't be able to drive it out. Check out this picture and you'll see what I mean

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#7
^ the one I removed (broke...) from the other neck didn't have the thing, so I'm kinda guessing the thing is safe.
Plus the nuts they sell on guitarfetish don't have the thing, so even though I can't really be sure I hate the thing enough to try.

I don't see why I would need a new nut anyway, my idea was to simply put paper under the one I already have and maybe use a pinch of hot glue.

The frets buzz a bit near the 15th fret, even though the action there is pretty high.

I don't really know if I can use red.guitar's method, there's no parts of the nut resting over the fretboard, so I don't think I could pull out the thing the way the pics show.

I'll have a look at the super glue + baking soda thing!
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#8
i am wondering how your truss rod is adjusted right now too.
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#9
Are they buzzing near the nut, as in the first 5 or so frets? It sounds like your truss rod needs a slight tweak instead of raising the nut.

Do you know how to check neck relief? You can do it with a couple capos, but I just sight down the fretboard with my eye at the bridge, like you're staring down sights on a rifle. The neck should have a very slight bow to it
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#10
If the strings are high up the neck and low by the nut, it's a truss rod issue. Raising the nut is just going to make the guitar play worse. Put the strings on that you want on there and give it an actual set up.