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The BEST Nut for your 2015 Gibson

#1 User is offline   Revolution Six 

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:52 AM

I have a 2015 SG Standard, this guitar is FAN-TAS-TIC ! The inlays are not plastic, they are made with real Mother of pearl .

Very resonant, very good finish, all 2015 Gibson I played are very good instruments.

The adjustable nut is a very good idea but I don' t like the material. I installed a Graph Tech TUSQ XL adjustable nut, nice vintage look and great sustain, this great nut is PnP


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#2 User is offline   Leonard McCoy 

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 10:24 AM

I don't see the need for an adjustable plastic nut...

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 10:48 AM

Looks like the slots are angled to guide the string better to the tuner.
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 10:57 AM

Cool nut.

I hate to disappoint but I'm pretty sure your inlays are the usual cellulose nitrate.

Upon searching I see them descibed as just that, and pearl, and mother of pearl and abalone. The guys who write the specs appear to guess at such things. I see all sorts of errors, ommisions and contradictions.

I hope they are MOP.

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 11:53 AM

Good upgrade? I've gone to all bone. But still I have to re-lube when I change strings, or I'll get some binding with the 3rd and 4th strings.
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 12:46 PM

This again?

I'm glad you like your new nut. However, I'll say what I said last time this picture was posted.
The manufacturer should be compelled to prove the claims for 'increased harmonic content' and 'tuning stability'.

Only open strings will sound any different, and tuning stability is determined by the tuners. In the case of the Gibson Zero Fret nut there has been no problems with binding in the nut.
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 02:25 PM

Yeah, I like this nut, [thumbup]

It give a cool standard look to 2015, better than the metal one.
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:06 PM

It gives it a more traditional old school look...

I don't know any difference on the tone of the six open strings. Logically, zero metal fret would sound like the rest of the metal frets.
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 05:26 PM

@Farnsbarns :

On 2015 Gibson the inlays are made with real MOP, not plastic.

Mother of Pearl Inlays: Better appearance and value.
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 06:02 PM

View Postmerciful-evans, on 22 December 2017 - 12:46 PM, said:

tuning stability is determined by the tuners.


except, it's not, at least...not the way your post implies. 99% of the time stability issues are from the string sticking in the nut slot. even cheap die-cast tuners don't slip. the reason a roller nut combined with locking tuners creates stability is because
1) no binding at the nut
2) less winds on the post

so no, tuning stability is not determined by the tuners as much as the nut itself. the tuner's effect on tuning stability is only through required amount of winds on the post. as the winds on a conventional tuning post tighten/relax from sticking in the nut you get issues. locking tuners, having no winds at all (if used properly) do not exhibit this tendency. if you were to forgo the roller nut and not use the locking mechanism, they would function the same as any other tuner, and it would be the nut which creates the instability, as well as the string conforming to the shape of the post.
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 11:11 PM

I think that the Gibson titanium replacement nuts are very good. I donít see any reason to go the tusk route when the titanium nut is free.
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Posted 23 December 2017 - 01:02 AM

TUSQ nut gives it a more traditional old school look...
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Posted 23 December 2017 - 06:54 AM

View Postamerican cheez, on 22 December 2017 - 06:02 PM, said:

except, it's not, at least...not the way your post implies. 99% of the time stability issues are from the string sticking in the nut slot. even cheap die-cast tuners don't slip. the reason a roller nut combined with locking tuners creates stability is because
1) no binding at the nut
2) less winds on the post

so no, tuning stability is not determined by the tuners as much as the nut itself. the tuner's effect on tuning stability is only through required amount of winds on the post. as the winds on a conventional tuning post tighten/relax from sticking in the nut you get issues. locking tuners, having no winds at all (if used properly) do not exhibit this tendency. if you were to forgo the roller nut and not use the locking mechanism, they would function the same as any other tuner, and it would be the nut which creates the instability, as well as the string conforming to the shape of the post.


As I stated in my post above:

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In the case of the Gibson Zero Fret nut there has been no problems with binding in the nut.

I sometimes think; therefore I am intermittent
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my band BLOWN OUT
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Posted 23 December 2017 - 10:08 AM

View Postmerciful-evans, on 23 December 2017 - 06:54 AM, said:

As I stated in my post above:


yes, you did say that the zero nut did not bind. however, you also said that tuners were responsible for stability. that was the part i quoted because it was that concept that i felt needed a correction.
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Posted 23 December 2017 - 12:54 PM

View Postamerican cheez, on 23 December 2017 - 10:08 AM, said:

yes, you did say that the zero nut did not bind. however, you also said that tuners were responsible for stability. that was the part i quoted because it was that concept that i felt needed a correction.


Well I welcome your input and opinion AC, but I still think I'm right about that also. :)
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 09:57 PM

im still having massive tuning problems with the zero fret titanium nut replacement for my 2015 LP Studio.
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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:40 AM

Does the GForce work perfectly ?
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 04:59 PM

View PostRevolution Six, on 29 December 2017 - 02:40 AM, said:

Does the GForce work perfectly ?


mine has no gforce... if you were asking me

Does this Graph Tech TUSQ XL adjustable nut fit in the zero fret nut slot that is already on the guitars, or do you have to remove that as if replacing the entire thing?

If it replaces the metal one from gibson, what size fits a 15 lp studio, (with no gforce).

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:18 PM

Brass, titanium, Tusq:


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 07:02 AM

View PostRoach, on 28 December 2017 - 09:57 PM, said:

im still having massive tuning problems with the zero fret titanium nut replacement for my 2015 LP Studio.


What is going wrong?

What string gauges are you using?
What tuners? Are you making enough winds about the posts?
Are the new strings stretched sufficiently?
Have you set the zero fret nut height higher than regular nut?
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