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post Sep 7 2008, 12:59 AM
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I have a problem with the nut on my newer fender strat deluxe, the high e string cut seems too big, when I bend from the first to 5th fret the string catches and makes a funny sound...I have a few options and was wondering if anyone had suggestions about what type of nut to replace it with.
My easiest option is to have my local store do it, I think the have a graphtech nut, not even sure much about it, the guy said it's self-lubricating and it doesn't need to be cut, he said there's a local that could cut me one but it would be a fair bit more expensive, any thoughts on what I should?
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post Sep 7 2008, 01:05 AM
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you can get Graphtech nuts from ebay for around £5/$10 make sure you check the string spacing though.
Nuts are very easy to change check this site out
http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/nuts.htm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Graph-Tech-guitar-to...id=p3911.c0.m14

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Danilo Capezzuto
post Sep 7 2008, 08:45 AM
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I don't think the graphtech don't need to be cut. They are standar so usually they have to be modeled around the neck specs. Most important things is to check out the graphtech radius, it has to match the fingerboard radius. Also check out some bone nut, my tech says that they are the best hands down.


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post Sep 7 2008, 09:36 AM
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You can try to put a roler nut, this way you will be sure that it will be noise free.


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post Sep 7 2008, 02:54 PM
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For brands check out Earvana, they make excellent guitar nuts.


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post Sep 8 2008, 02:06 PM
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I don't know this graphtec nuts, as far as I know my guitars have bone nuts and all I can say is I like them wink.gif But about getting one from ebay or wherever, I agree with Danilo, I am almost sure you will have to adjust it to your guitar. Every guita is a bit different, the radius of the fretboard, the size of the neck, the height of the nut, all those things have to match, so I seriously doubt that there is something like an "universal" nut that you can just buy and but on your guitar.


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