#1
So upset, just busted my SG, can it be repaired easily? Is it just that 1 part that i can get replaced? I just want to be done with these cheap, crappy guitars and buy something good ffs.

Does it have to be an Epiphone OEM part or can the repairer just use a generic bit?

Just thought id share my rage with you all

#2
Any generic nut would work as long as it has the right measurements.
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#3
Check on the Epiphone website for the guitar's nut width. Then get a replacement with the same size.



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#4
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Any generic nut would work as long as it has the right measurements.

yeah what he said

-and to the poster: are you saying that a Gibson SG is a cheap and crappy guitar? Based on looking at the truss rod plate it looks like its a Gibson anyways.
#5
Quote by Ekim423
yeah what he said

-and to the poster: are you saying that a Gibson SG is a cheap and crappy guitar? Based on looking at the truss rod plate it looks like its a Gibson anyways.



sometimes the truss plates says gibson on epiphones :s if i were you i'd take it to a guitar store and get one put in there
#7
Quote by p.stick
Check on the Epiphone website for the guitar's nut width. Then get a replacement with the same size.


....Measure it instead?
#8
How did you manage to bust that part? I've hurt my guitars a bit, but the nut has never got so much as a scratch on it on any of my guitars
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How did you manage to bust that part? I've hurt my guitars a bit, but the nut has never got so much as a scratch on it on any of my guitars

I did that excact same thing on my first guitar, when I put on a really high gauge set of strings. The low E string was to thick to fit in its slot in the nut, so the nut broke, just like in the TS's pic.
#11
busted your nut huh? (pun intended) you don't need to take it to a shop.. I have an Epiphone SG myself and the same exact thing happened and I replaced mine myself with a nut from one of my older obsolete guitars (Jackson JX-10) the hardest part is getting the son of a bitch off
#12
Quote by M.B.MetalTabber
How did you manage to bust that part? I've hurt my guitars a bit, but the nut has never got so much as a scratch on it on any of my guitars

if you wrap the string around the tuner the wrong way it can cause the nut to break because of the greater force exerted on it by the string.
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#13
OK, stop quoting me now, I understand how it could have happenned now. I guess I'm just too careful with my guitars...(he says with one that has a couple of big chips in it that look horrible)
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#14
thats an epiphone G310 if im correct,

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OK, stop quoting me now, I understand how it could have happenned now. I guess I'm just too careful with my guitars...(he says with one that has a couple of big chips in it that look horrible)

I'll keep quoting you until I decide it's time to stop.
#16
Looks like an Epiphone SG. I think I have the exact same one and had the exact same problem. The plastic nut seems to be susceptible to getting busted by the low E.

Not a big or expensive repair. I had a guitar store tech guy replace the broken nut with a bone one. Once you have a bone nut (heh) chances of having the same breakdown are pretty much nil. I also found getting rid of the plastic nut had an impressive positive effect on the way the guitar sounded.

If you do in fact have the same guitar that I do, then upgrading to a 'better' guitar is unnecessary. Don't listen to the name brand consumer *****s. The one I have is a solid guitar. Have you ever had it souped up by a tech? With mine I replaced the nut, had the bridge and neck adjusted. The playability of the thing now rivals any fancy shmancy guitar I've ever tried and that's without even thinking of upgrading the pickups on it.
#17
get a 43mm nut. Bone is nice toned but Graphite has best tuning stability. It'll be an improvement. You can get a shop to do it.
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#18
Quote by Ekim423
yeah what he said

-and to the poster: are you saying that a Gibson SG is a cheap and crappy guitar? Based on looking at the truss rod plate it looks like its a Gibson anyways.


3 screws = not gibson
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#19
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get a 43mm nut. Bone is nice toned but Graphite has best tuning stability. It'll be an improvement. You can get a shop to do it.


+1. And there are plenty of guides on the net to changing it as well.
#20
Quote by MrCarrot
get a 43mm nut. Bone is nice toned but Graphite has best tuning stability. It'll be an improvement. You can get a shop to do it.



I definitely agree with this.

It's too bad your nut broke, but you might as well take advantage of this by using it as an excuse to upgrade to a graphite nut.
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#21
Thanks for the repplies. I had the string on the right way, i was just to hardcore for it. So that bit is just called the "nut"? Ill probably just try to replace it myself. How can i get the old one off? It appears to just be glued down there? If thats the case ill maybe spray some WD-40 on it and bust it off with a flathead screwdriver.
#22
Hold the screwdriver against the side of the nut, give it a light tap with a hammer, and the nut will pop out.
#23
The only thing you need to be careful of is if they cleared over the nut, but that didn't look to be the case on yours.
#24
It's not the end of the world at all.

A nut replacement is a cheap way of improving the tonality of a guitar, or tuning stability. Get a bone one for better tone or graphite for better stability (and an improvement in tone, just not as much as a bone one).
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#25
Easy fix. Upgrade to bone nut. You'll be glad you did!
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#26
Get a new nut, and while your at it, see if you can make it higher grade - it'll be stronger than the one that broke, so it wont happen again any time soon.