#1
I recently bought a 1990 yamaha pacifica and I was re-strnging it last night and when I took the old strings off my nut fell off. What would be the best way of putting it back on? Also I'm probably going to need a new bridge as well when I got it, it wasnt in the best of shape. What would be a good fairly cheap bridge to put on?
#2
what kind of bridge?

and I'd say, if you're buying a new bridge anyway, and the nut that fell off is plastic (i dunno the quality of 90's pacificas..), I'd say just get a new nut as well.

It's pretty much just a matter of gluing and clamping the new nut in the proper place.
#4
Get some glue and stick it back on, but be very careful to make sure it sets in the correct position.
#5
is the guitar even worth keeping, tonally speaking?
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is the guitar even worth keeping, tonally speaking?


I'm a bassist so i just got it to mess around. It only cost me $80.
#9
if it fell off when you were stringing it, you were stringing it wrong. when you change the strings you should always do it one at a time, not take them all off and then put the new ones on.
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#10
You dont need any fancy glue to hold a nut on. Dont need epoxy or JB weld. And changing all the strings at once wont make em fall off.
#11
Haha, imagine someone JB welding a nut back on. They would never be able to change it without screwing their headstock all up.
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#12
my god people... all you need is a dab of krazy glue or a little titebond... who the hell epoxies a nut in place? it's a perishable item and you'd have to be he-man to get it off (if any of you even know who the hell he-man is).
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my god people... all you need is a dab of krazy glue or a little titebond... who the hell epoxies a nut in place? it's a perishable item and you'd have to be he-man to get it off (if any of you even know who the hell he-man is).



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#17
Yep, just use a bit of PVA.

As long as you string it while the nut is still wet, the tension will glue it down nice and hard.

As for changing the bridge, that could be problematic, as pacificas seem to have narrower string spacing than fender and replacement fender-style parts. Best bet though is to check out wilkinson, because they could be compatible.
#18
If the nut fell off you might as well replace it with a graphit/tusq one, and yeah as said a dab of white glue and string to pitch to clamp it into place.

As for replacing the bridge, the trem is probably custom made by yamaha and may not be compatible with other bridges, but check all the post spacings and string spacings and you might be alright.


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#19
titebond is a luthiers best friend. no epoxy, no super glue, just good ol wood glue.
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#22
haha its all a crazy... the nut is a simple matter of putting it back on... the bridge on the other hand is not so much... if there is space you could try a simple TOM with though body stop.. adds a bit of sustain but make sure you get the intonation the same ie the same distance from nut to bridge
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#23
Yeah he has a strat copy. A TOM (ninja edit) won't work too well there. There's a decent trem on Guitarfetish... the MIM upgrade trem I think. It's got the same spacing.
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#25
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my nut fell off

Did you get it sewed on or did they do some special surgeon thing or do you only have 1 nut now...
i wonder whats its like to only have one nut