#1
I came across an old Mexican Strat that I just cleaned up and restrung. I am pretty good at set ups but I cannot get the low e string to ring clear. It sounds very muffled, almost like it is palm muted. I adjusted the truss rod and have evan rasied the action but with no luck. Could this guitar need refretted or could the nut need replacing? I have never ran across this problem before that I could not correct doing the things mentioned above. Any one have any advice?

Thanks
#2
maybe you need to tune the pickups?
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#4
Not familiar with tuning the pickups. This happens acousticall as well though. Thanks for the reply.
#5
Quote by okinky
is it like that on every pickup position?


Yeah. This is driving me batty. The guitar plays really well and looks great. I put a set of SIT 10s on it. I had to adjust the tremolo because it floated up. DO you think a heavire low e might help. The SIT low e os a .46?
#6
AHA! I found the problem! The nut is cracked under the low E string. .
Now, any ideas on where to get a new nut and how much $ they are?
#8
Get an Earvana nut .
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#9
^haha.

a drop of glue, and a small file can fix a cracked nut.


to swap out for plastic is about $25.
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