- Jun 11, 2022
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- Bessemer, Alabama
Yes, you’re right of course. I was just wondering how metal would effect the sound since the frets and bridge are metal. I had a Strat once with a metal roller nut and I really couldn’t tell any difference. Thanks for replying.I don't see an advantage to either. Nut adjustment is a one-time deal so you don't need screws. And metal is going to be much harder to shape than Tusq, Corian or my favourite, bone.
Remember that the nut only affect open notes. That is 6 out of 138 on a 22 fret guitar.I was just wondering how metal would effect the sound since the frets and bridge are metal. I had a Strat once with a metal roller nut and I really couldn’t tell any difference. Thanks for replying.
In a nutshell, that nut is nuts.I assume you adjust the height by turning it as any other screw, right? So how about you have a good spot height and it will end up the slot will be facing wrong side just like on that picture? You will file a new slot or what? Twist a string there and letting the strings being completely random and non parallel? The tuning stability on this would cease to exist
Thats pretty useless "nut"
Remember that the nut only affect open notes. That is 6 out of 138 on a 22 fret guitar.
That is how the nut is cut. If cut properly, it doesn't affect what strings feel like, neither do the material the nut is made of.FWIW, It also affects the playing feel i.e.when you fret a note at the 4rd fret, how it feels is affected by how high the nut (slot) is. Likewise anywhere on the board although the effect becomes minimal at some point on the fretboard depending on neck angle, action, etc.
Man, I could not have said it any better!I've replaced the nut on three Epiphone guitars, using tusq.
It wasn't difficult. Epiphones usually are issued with serviceable nut made of some kind of plastic.
I like tusq. So I've knocked the nut out of three different guitars and sanded the tusq product slightly
because they fit pretty well right out of the pkg.
Did I get a major improvement? I can't attribute it to this one change. Because I did other mods at the
same time. But it was fun and easy to do and I ended up being able to set the guitar up perfectly...
which makes ALL the difference.
A well setup Epiphone is a much more useful instrument than a poorly setup Gibson costing eight to
ten times as much. Good setup, a good nut and good strings are much more important than tonewood
or price tag or brand of pickup or finish or neck shape or whether it's lacquer or Polyurethane or
most of the other issues guys obsess about on these boards. IMHO of course.
There it is