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BrainSmash
post Oct 13 2008, 10:45 PM
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hey everyone, i seem to have a problem when bending on the b-string. Every time i bend around to 3rd to 7th fret i almost always knock my G-string out of the nut. Can some one help, it would be very appreciated.
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Bogdan Radovic
post Oct 13 2008, 10:48 PM
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hmm , you should "grind" the slot for G string a little bit deeper..I guess that should do the job..


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post Oct 13 2008, 10:54 PM
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QUOTE (BrainSmash @ Oct 13 2008, 11:45 PM) *
i almost always knock my G-string out of the nut.

biggrin.gif Hmmm, nut problem when bending, G-string. Sorry mate, I don't have the right experience. laugh.gif


And more serious, I think Bogdan solved it. Check also that the slot in the nut isn't too wide, it should still stay firm around the string.


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post Oct 13 2008, 11:40 PM
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Bogdan said exactly what I would say. It also happens if your strings are thicker than it is recomended for your guitar so the string doesn't fit well into the nut's hole (cut).


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post Oct 14 2008, 01:55 AM
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Grinding can work, but it can be risky tho, G string can start to buzz if you lower it down, and then you need nut replacement. SO be careful with that grinding, I wouldn't recommend that you do the grinding yourself, take it to some luthier let him determine if you need nut replaced or just grinded off.


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post Oct 14 2008, 03:56 AM
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QUOTE (BrainSmash @ Oct 13 2008, 10:45 PM) *
hey everyone, i seem to have a problem when bending on the b-string. Every time i bend around to 3rd to 7th fret i almost always knock my G-string out of the nut. Can some one help, it would be very appreciated.


What kind of guitar? Strats used to use string trees before the days of tilted headstocks. You should be able to solve the problem with one of those. If the string height is even on all six strings, I wouldn't cut a deeper notch in the G string slot. If your nut is worn out, you just might need to replace that. Hope this helps...
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post Oct 14 2008, 04:40 AM
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You can get a good set of nut files for about $50 on Ebay (I have one). They will pay for themselves in one use.
Having proper tools is key to any do it yourself job. Pretty hard to cut a nut without proper nut files.

If you cut it too low, you can just fill the slot. Here is a discussion on that

http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-tech/97175...nut-repair.html

Fix it yourself, and then you know it is done right. 90% of what "Professional" means is they have the right tools and *probably* know how to use them. Just read on internet on how to cut a nut.
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post Oct 14 2008, 10:20 AM
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I wouldn't mess with your nuts yourself, you're best letting somebody else see to them. biggrin.gif I couldn't resist either.

What guitar do you have? I had a Japanese Fender Jaguar that did this all the time. I grinded the nut a bit more and it was solved. smile.gif Also you may be using too thick a string like Emir mentioned.

Does the G string get twisted with the nut biggrin.gif I best stop smile.gif

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QUOTE (MickeM @ Oct 13 2008, 11:54 PM) *
biggrin.gif Hmmm, nut problem when bending, G-string. Sorry mate, I don't have the right experience. laugh.gif



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post Oct 14 2008, 03:41 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Oct 13 2008, 11:54 PM) *
biggrin.gif Hmmm, nut problem when bending, G-string. Sorry mate, I don't have the right experience. laugh.gif


QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Oct 14 2008, 11:20 AM) *
I wouldn't mess with your nuts yourself, you're best letting somebody else see to them. biggrin.gif I couldn't resist either.
Does the G string get twisted with the nut biggrin.gif I best stop smile.gif


I'm watching you guys! ...hey wait a minute.. huh.gif

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