#1
So I've read plenty of threads, and seen a lot of videos. On both my Brent Hinds Flying V & Tony Iommi SG the G & B strings both bind in the nut and it makes precise tuning very difficult despite having high ratio tuners. Also when preforming bends playing lead lines I find that the strings usually get knocked out of tune due to the constant binding.

Whenever I change strings I always apply lubricant to the nut, I've tried the pencil trick but I don't like writing on an all white nut plus I never seem to notice a difference. Maybe I'm not grinding enough graphite in there.

So as far as I'm aware, if I choose to not replace the nut which I'd rather not do. I'd have to get a fine a grit of sandpaper and wrap it around the desired string and slowly grind away?
#2
Buy some welding torch tip cleaners. They're dead cheap and they come in all tiny little sizes. You probably just need to widen the slots a bit.
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#3
T00DEEPBLUE For what it's worth I use 11-52 on my V and 10-52 on my SG. The neck on the Hinds V is pretty thick. So I think it can handle higher gauges of strings pretty easily.
#4
Don't worry about what the neck can handle, any properly built guitar can handle more than you can.
#5
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Buy some welding torch tip cleaners. They're dead cheap and they come in all tiny little sizes. You probably just need to widen the slots a bit.


+1 i recently went this route with the welding touch tip cleaners. I think they were about $5 at Home Depot. Auto stores may have them too if that is closer.

i honestly haven't gotten around to using them, but they look perfect.

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+1 necks can take a lot more than the strings will ever be able to put on them. not a concern.
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#6
Welding tip cleaners work fine of the lower strings, 4th to 6th, maybe 3rd, but not so well on high strings. For those I bought a set of cheap feeler gauges and cut teeth in them:



I made little "bow saws" out of the thinner cleaners, using pieces of brazing rod, to stop them flopping about:



Watch that you don't lower the slot while you are widening it.