#1
from the local music shop. broke my original nut trying to force a barritone string in there like an idiot.

sg worn g-400 (width 1.68)

the nut they gave me is 'nut graph tech pq-6116-0'. (1-11/16)

it's bigger than the original, and i'm prepared to file it down etc. however, i look at the pre-made slots and they don't match up with the original, nor do they match up with the string marks on the frets (the slots on the new nut are wider).

so i'm thinking it's going to result badly.

... do i proceed or abort, thanks
Last edited by fdsaevad at Mar 16, 2014,
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#3
thanks. i have roughly 12 minutes to figure this out if i want to make it back to the shop before it closes tonight.
#4
hi, i got a big nut


Singular,right? Too bad.


1 11/16ths" is the same as 1.68".

If it's taller, you're meant to file it down shorter. If the nut slots are too narrow, you're meant to take a set of nut files and match the width to the string gauge you actually have. Ideally, the strings should sit no more than half-way into the slots anyway. Half the diameter of the string should be sticking *above* the nut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6lGTSGaSOo
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Singular,right? Too bad.


1 11/16ths" is the same as 1.68".

If it's taller, you're meant to file it down shorter. If the nut slots are too narrow, you're meant to take a set of nut files and match the width to the string gauge you actually have. Ideally, the strings should sit no more than half-way into the slots anyway. Half the diameter of the string should be sticking *above* the nut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6lGTSGaSOo



thanks : )

the new nut has pre made slots that are bigger (EDIT- wider spaced) than the original. so that i can tell the strings will be dangerously close to the edge of the fretboard when it's installed.

i had a pic but can't find anywhere to host it (??) been trying for like, 3 minutes to upload a picture somewhere, how hard can it be this day and age. anyway, from one end to the other, the new slots are about a millimeter wider. they don't match up to the string wear on the frets.
Last edited by fdsaevad at Mar 16, 2014,
#8
I wouldnt install it. I had a high e nut slot that was about one mm too close to the end of the fretboard and it was a real problem. The string would come off the end of the board. And sometimes playing an open chord like a C or Am I would accidentally mute the high e with my index finger while trying to hold down the b string. My tech wound up filling in the bad slot with a bone dust/glue mixture and then cutting a new slot in the right place.
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Quote by fdsaevad
from the local music shop. broke my original nut trying to force a barritone string in there like an idiot.

sg worn g-400 (width 1.68)

the nut they gave me is 'nut graph tech pq-6116-0'. (1-11/16)

it's bigger than the original, and i'm prepared to file it down etc. however, i look at the pre-made slots and they don't match up with the original, nor do they match up with the string marks on the frets (the slots on the new nut are wider).

so i'm thinking it's going to result badly.

... do i proceed or abort, thanks



can't you call and nicely say that your nut isn't fiting right? and you expected to get it fixed.
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