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Nut came loose and popped out of my Paul Reed Smith SE 245


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Went to restring my Paul Reed Smith SE 245 a little bit ago and I noticed when I got the old strings off that the nut was completely loose and popped out of the guitar. [sad] Have some Titebond wood glue, but is that ok to use to get a nut back on or is there some different I need to use? Just want to be safe.

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Coincidentally, I just had the same thing happen on my new AJ500. Took off the old strings, and as I was putting the low E on and tuning to pitch, the nut just flew off! [scared] My luthier is only 5 minutes from me so I took it in for him to replace the nut, but I also had super glue (very little) and pressure from a capo suggested as the fix

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Thanks for the replies, everybody! Used Titebond wood glue on it. Used it on my 1982 Gibson Les Paul Custom a few months ago when a little piece of binding on the side of the headstock came loose and it worked GREAT and you can't tell it came out. I got my Paul Reed Smith SE 245 sitting on a stand with a clamp on the nut waiting for it to dry.

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Thanks for the replies, everybody! Used Titebond wood glue on it. Used it on my 1982 Gibson Les Paul Custom a few months ago when a little piece of binding on the side of the headstock came loose and it worked GREAT and you can't tell it came out. I got my Paul Reed Smith SE 245 sitting on a stand with a clamp on the nut waiting for it to dry.

 

thanks for the tip with the binding issue.... I have the same issue with my 1980 LPC neck binding is some areas.... Did you use some soft clamps on the binding after gluing to keep the binding in place, or did you use your fingers to apply the pressure to the binding after gluing?

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thanks for the tip with the binding issue.... I have the same issue with my 1980 LPC neck binding is some areas.... Did you use some soft clamps on the binding after gluing to keep the binding in place, or did you use your fingers to apply the pressure to the binding after gluing?

 

Get some thick rubber bands. They make great binding clamps.

 

-Ryan

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thanks for the tip with the binding issue.... I have the same issue with my 1980 LPC neck binding is some areas.... Did you use some soft clamps on the binding after gluing to keep the binding in place, or did you use your fingers to apply the pressure to the binding after gluing?

 

A clamp. It's best to use a clamp to hold it in place and let it sit and the glue dry. Best to let it sit for a day or two.

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By the way GG, was watching the olympics one year and it was the weight lifting comp. Anyway, it was the womens turn, and this thing with a porn moustache and hairy legs from some god-forbiden soviet satelite country where they shoot them full of horse testosterone or something, anyway, she was attempting the clean and jerk...and I'd swear a nut came loose and popped out! [flapper]

Pretty sure the judges disqualified her there and then.

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