#2
you can buy replacemnt nuts. but guitar shop would be the lazy man way out.
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#3
around $20-30 at a shop.

or buy a nut like said, and score and tap out the other one. get a replacement for a few dollars.

in the meantime if u have the old piece u can try to glue it back on.
Jenneh

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#4
I probably need to replace these strings as well.

Lazy way out sounds nice
#5
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or buy a nut like said, and score and tap out the other one. get a replacement for a few dollars.



Score and tap out?

I have no idea what that means
#7
Ok, thanks!

They're gonna rip me off to replace the nut and re-string it aren't they? :p
#9
I don't know how to, simple as that, I'm afraid.

I am quite new to this, so I don't understand the technical jargon and whatnot.

Do you have a link which outlines how to do all of this?
#10
i would give u a step by step on how to change a nut.

but if ur not going to do it, then just take the guitar into the shop and ask if u can watch him restring a guitar.

(probably cant watch him string urs, cause itll usually takes a couple of days to fix.)
Jenneh

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#11
Quote by jj1565
i would give u a step by step on how to change a nut.



I would like that a lot
#12
ok first u need to identify which nut u need and order a precut nut. either online or from an authorized dealer. order two of them if they are cheap.

then, get a sharp box cutting type blade.
when i say u need to "score" the nut, i mean u carefull cut around the edges of the nut, in case there was any paint overlap.
it will help free the nut from its spot.

then, taking a tiny hammer and screwdriver, lightly tap out the old nut. sometimes there is a little glue holding it in place. to prevent the wood from chipping, u might want to heat up the joint with a hair drier first.

after the nut is out, u see if the new nut fits. (it wont)

u tape a peice of sandpaper to a table and run the new nut over the paper until u file down just enough to get a snug fit.
drop of glue then place the nut in the spot.

restring.


*keep in mind some guys take out the old nut first to get an idea of size, but then u will have an unstrung guitar until the new nut arrives. u dont want to leave a guitar unstring for too long.

also, draw pencil lines on the nut, when ur filing it, to make sure u dont file too much off.

and make sure u get the same gauge strings. if they dont fit in the precut slots, then repost.
Jenneh

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#13
Quote by Zeds.Ded
you can buy replacemnt nuts. but guitar shop would be the lazy man way out.

^^^ or the busy man's way out, or maybe even the smart man's way out, as a professional would surely do a good job and not cause additional damage, whereas a novice just might