#1
Well there really should be a thread on this but i don't see one. I am looking to repair my guitar at the moment some of the pickups aren't working and i am hoping to somehow shave the nut down so its not as high. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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dont think there's a thread for all repairs but try looking in the Gear Building & Customising section or do a search.
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dont think there's a thread for all repairs but try looking in the Gear Building & Customising section or do a search.


I already did search. So can anyone answer my question?
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I already did search. So can anyone answer my question?

There was no question in your first post. If you're asking for how to shave down the nut, first make sure that the nut needs to be shaved down. If it's action that you're looking to tweak, then saddle height is more likely the culprit. If your nut really does need to be shaved down, get out your sandpaper, loosen your strings, and go a little bit at a time (pulling up the strings and sliding it back in to test).

The pickups could be a number of things. I'll let someone else explain to you how to test for pickup faults.

What kind of guitar do you have? Is the nut glued on? You've given us practically no information, so don't blame us if we can't help you.
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There was no question in your first post. If you're asking for how to shave down the nut, first make sure that the nut needs to be shaved down. If it's action that you're looking to tweak, then saddle height is more likely the culprit. If your nut really does need to be shaved down, get out your sandpaper, loosen your strings, and go a little bit at a time (pulling up the strings and sliding it back in to test).

The pickups could be a number of things. I'll let someone else explain to you how to test for pickup faults.

What kind of guitar do you have? Is the nut glued on? You've given us practically no information, so don't blame us if we can't help you.


Sorry, thanks for your help. It's a very crappy guitar that no one would have heard of. It's called a weconic and is a strat copy. The nut is not glued on i don't think. Too me the strings seem very high towards the nut and my guitar teacher was telling me, that i should probably get it shaved down. The pickups are just strange i don't think the middle one works. Thanks you too any one who can help.
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dont just shave the nut.

because if you take off too much, you'll end up with fret buzz you wont be able to get rid of.

like said, take a tiny allen wrench and adjust the pegs on the front face of each saddle first. check the action see if it.s better.

are you getting any fret buzz now?
lesser quality guitars will have high and uneven frets. it's possible they have the nut a little higher for that reason.


also, sounds like a wire or the switch isnt working. so to fix it you would need to open the guitar, that would mean setting the whole guitar up afterwards.
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#7
even after playing 8 years i still would not touch the nut on my guitar with a file, i always take that stuff to a tech. now if that is ur cheapo experiment guitar then i say go for it but just so u know there is a chance u could mess the nut up requiring u to buy a new nut. but if ur hell bent on filing the nut, make sure u have the right sized files and file a little bit at a time and check your action eachtime, sounds simple but problems may occur such as: lowering the nut too much and getting buzz, also filing the nut may result in a sharp edge or piece in the nut that isnt very visible but can cause string breakage (just like ur guitar saddles wearing down). as for the pups i would take the strings off and take the pups out and check all the wiring connections then open the back of the guitar and check all those wiring connections (make sure everything is soldered (sp?) correctly). if u have the money have a tech do this, if its just a workhorse guitar as i call it then i say go for it, as long as u have a backup guitar. hope this helps good luck
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#8
Nuts aren't all that expensive (uncontrollable giggle). Maybe look into getting a replacement, precut nut?

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#9
^^actually to file across the whole nut, you take out the nut and run the flat part of the nut across some sandpaper, taped to a table.

but yeah, i dont think he should do it, unless all other options are exhausted.

also it's a strat copy so he would have to open the guitar from the front and then re do the whole guitar again afterwards.


so there's no use even working on the nut TS if you plan on taking the guitar apart anyway.

and^ he's going to be hard pressed to find a nut that fits, without filing, and im not sure a lower nut wont just mess up the play of that cheap guitar anyway.

there are reasons why cheaper guitars have higher action.
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#10
^ good point did not think of that, like i said if its just ur cheap experiment guitar to try stuff out and to learn repairs and stuff then i say go for it but try to find videos online teaching how its done (for both nut filing and pickup repair). i used an old Kay strat copy to learn all about wiring and repairs once i had a second guitar to fall back on just in case i messed up.
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