#1
an old bass ive got need a thing icant remeber the name of it but it its the plastic thing at the tp of the neck that guides the strings to the machine heads and i was wondering how much it would cost to replace any ideas (£
#2
Its called a Nut
For long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the tide
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race toward an early grave.


Ben Hamelech
#4
Nut replacement can run between 60 - 70 USD, if there are no other problems with the neck.
#5
Plastic nuts are much cheaper, but aren't very good. Good nuts are made of bone, graphite, and sometimes TusQ.
Quote by Cody_Grey102
I was looking at a used Warwick Vampyre LTD 5'er for about $200. I went home to grab my wallet and came back and some jerk with an epic beard got it already..
#6
depends on the material, i recommend if your replacing one, and in particular if it was plastic, you buy a bone nut, there are a variety of materials available to use as well. If there is no neck damage, and appears to be straightforward, you could have a go yourself, or get some1 else do it, but it aint a big job so keep your wits about ya, when i broke mine i was quoted about £15. so just keep it in mind.
#9
Kinda. The hardest part is getting the nut out of the slot without damaging anything. But besides that you can just superglue it in.
http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/nuts.htm
tutorialol

And if you wana do it yourself, get a pre-file-d nut that matches the width of the end of your neck EXACTLY!
Last edited by Fast_Bear at Feb 12, 2007,
#10
this just happened to my bass, the part of the nut that holds the E string got worn down somehow and it was almost impossbile for me to play right.good due to the string kept popping out i'm pretty mad, but i brought it down to my local music shop and thy got a guy who can replace the nut so it's cool