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Trying a lube for sticky nuts today.

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Sounds good, keep us updated once you tried it. I use a drop of pure mineral oil on the stock nuts of mine when I put new strings on. Works fine, on my Tele and my LPJ.

Luckily the graphtech nuts don't need any lube.

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This whole thread just sounds wrong! msp_lol.gif

 

as soon as I saw it I was looking forward to your comment, you've shown considerable restraint buddy, lol.

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I find that coloring in the nut slots with a 0.5mm mechanical pencil (easily obtained at Walmart) works just fine. I use the ones with the plastic barrels; I think they're made by Bic. I've been doing it this way for a very long time. Just make the slots black on the entire inside surface and you're done. After that, touch 'em up when you change strings. It's a very economical solution that works well!

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This whole thread just sounds wrong! msp_lol.gif

 

 

 

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Honestly I was going to say that I thought it was a thread that Big Bill would have started! [flapper]

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I use the big bends stuff too but man it is expensive and the little syringe is a booger sometimes to squeeze out the right amount. I am looking for an alternative as well. I been thinking of the hockey puck looking container stewmac offers. Anyone tried that one?

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Well it's says it's for "metal/plastic/rubber" doesn't say anything about bone or nylon or whatever else a guitar nut might be made of? I have always used "Guitar Grease" that I got at a guitar shop, it's a StewMac product, a little plastic container about the size of a quarter and it's just gooey graphite that I put into the slots on the nuts using a sewing needle or the like. Then wipe any excess off. Works well enough. Was not expensive maybe $2, I don't recall. If the slots in the nut are cut properly they don't need much lubrication. Almost all nuts on my Gibsons had some ping in the tuning and I would get a luthier to file them for a couple minutes and then they were good.

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Well. I tried it on my sticky nut and it worked perfectly. It's about the size of a nail varnish bottle, so there's plenty of it. For £4 it's worth a try. From reading the spec it's for RC cars. If it stops friction on bearings it must work on a string. I'm going to put some on my main guitar and try that. It comes with a brush, but a tooth pick is probable easier.

Perhaps someone that uses big bend nut sauce can buy a bottle and compare?

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I just use pencil graphite. I take a Number 2 pencil, sharpen it and 'write' inside the slots every time I change the strings.

 

This works well and seems simpler than buying a special product for that effect when I always have a pencil or two around.

 

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I use the big bends stuff too but man it is expensive and the little syringe is a booger sometimes to squeeze out the right amount. I am looking for an alternative as well. I been thinking of the hockey puck looking container stewmac offers. Anyone tried that one?

it lasts forever (my tube is going on 5 yrs) ....but I'm beginning to appreciate how well simple pencil graphite works to minimize nut binding....

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Big Bends Nut Sauce

 

Sounds like a condiment you would find on a table at a gay restaurant, right next to the salt and pepper!

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Well, I have to admit, I saw Big Bill's name and Sticky Nuts so that drew me in to take a look. msp_flapper.gif So you guys actually put stuff on your nuts? msp_confused.gif Learn something new everyday.

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Honestly, I have never ever put anything on the nuts of any of my guitars before. Take the old strings off, slap a new set on and no problems. This is the first I ever heard of anyone putting stuff on them.

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Sounds like a condiment you would find on a table at a gay restaurant, right next to the salt and pepper!

 

There are gay restaurants?

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There are bar for that lifestyle...restaurants maybe. I'm sure Big Bill hopes its all you can eat if they exist.

 

They're popular for their sticky buns.

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