#1
I noticed today while playing my bass that it made a distinctly nasty buzzing sound. I checked it out and the nut is chipped on the side closest to my low E. The E string is staying in (for now). I'm really worried about it though. I don't have the piece that broke of, nor do I have pictures of the chip. If the string hasn't come out yet, is it safe to play? How much will a new nut cost, and what should I be looking for/looking out for when I'm buying one?
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#2
a new graphite nut made to fit you bass should cost about £10
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#3
I strongly suggest having a professional replace it for you. You could play with your broken nut now, but it would probably just damage it even further. If you are planning on getting a new one, but still want to play, go ahead. It shouldn't hurt any other part of the bass.

This thread has a bit of information about fixing or replacing your nut.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=387971&highlight=nut


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#4
I've founds nuts online at warmoth and such, but I'd much rather take it to a shop. I don't have either a Fender or Gibson and I know they'd probably work fine but I don't trust myself, heh.

Thanks alot.
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