#1
Ever since I bought my new guitar back in April, I've been intending on using my Epi LP std for low tuning, so I got a set of strings thick enough to tune down without going all floppy, but they didnt fit in the nut, so I used a file to make the slot bigger, and I made the slot to big for my low e, so I'm replacing it, what kind should I get, can I do it myself or should I take it in to a tech?
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#2
get a bone nut, and you can do it yourself, on alot of guitars the nut is just held in place by string tension, no glue or anything needed.
#3
I'm pretty sure that it's glues on with Les Pauls.
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#4
Yes, you need to use glue for Les Paul style nuts. School glue will work fine.
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#5
Quote by Will_Minus
Yes, you need to use glue for Les Paul style nuts. School glue will work fine.


That made me lol. I can see a "Check out my Elmer's Glue custom LP" thread
#6
Actually, white glue isn't all that different from standard wood glue. And I wouldn't use bone, it's fairly tricky to work with if you don't have a set of nut files, which I'd advise against for one guitar. Something like Graphtech is much better in my opinion.
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#7
I would go for a bone nut and get it install by a luthier/reputable tech. A well cut nut will play and intonate better.
#8
i need to put a nut on my ibanez neck, changing from locking nut to standard nut, i bought one of the internet but ive been meaning to ask how to put it on, is titebond strong enough for it ? if i put some super glue in the mix too ?
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#9
Yeah I think I'm going to put a Graphtech nut on, and where can I get a set of nut files, just any guitar store?
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#10
No, the only place I've seen them is www.stew-mac.com, and a set'll cost you $60, which is why I advised against it.
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#11
So how would you widen the slots in your nut?
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#12
You could always go low-tech and fold a piece of sandpaper or something.
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#13
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You could always go low-tech and fold a piece of sandpaper or something.

Yeah sand paper is working well for me, but think I made the slot to big can this be bad?
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#14
It shouldn't be a huge problem as long as it sits at the right height.
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#15
You can also just cut a little notch with a box cuter, and then use the string itself to file it a bit deeper.
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