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11 hours ago, rct said:

If I actually have to fool with a nu.  St seriously, I use Mrs jewelry files.  Sure, you can get them to the string gauge I know, but really, if you are just trying to unstick a slot it takes one or two passes on each side with a decent super fine file and you won't have that problem any longer.  I'm not saying go in there with a hacksaw or lean on it with all of your weight.  It's just plastic or bone, it doesn't take much at all to free up a sticky string.  Same for depth, which most nut fixing is actually slots that are TOO deep, so it's some filler and filing or a new nut.

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You mean, my Nuts need Filling? [scared]  Seriously, That I have never done before on any guitar in 54 years.  Haha, Is that a really bad thing? 

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Sorry, Thats the only post for this day. My eyes are very blurry again and can't make out the key board too well. 

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11 hours ago, Retired said:

Sorry, Thats the only post for this day. My eyes are very blurry again and can't make out the key board too well. 

Sorry to hear it retired, good karmic thoughts for clearer vision coming your way.  Hoping when your eyes go blurry you can still pick up a guitar and pass the time 

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13 hours ago, Retired said:

You mean, my Nuts need Filling? [scared]  Seriously, That I have never done before on any guitar in 54 years.  Haha, Is that a really bad thing? 

 

I hope this post finds you on a day with better eyes, take care of that please.

But yes, sometimes nuts need filling if you don't feel like putting in a new one(like me), or you are in a bad way until you get a new one.  Sometimes nut slots get filed too low.  How low is too low?  The official answer is that a string should sit in the nut up to the half way point.  So getting a 10 E string in an 0 5 nut slot is kinda tricky.

So halfway up is close enough.  I keep mine shallower than that because over time the strings will find their way down, even the skinny ones.  Yes, I push them out of the nut slots occasionally while vigorously bending, but that's ok.  17 years with my Les Paul and I pushed the G out of the nut slot a few times a night.

So if the slot is TOO low it starts causing problems setting the guitar up right.  Sawdust and super glue it it's bone, or bone dust and super glue if you have some bone pieces laying around.  Literally any plastic dust and super glue for the nylon/plastic nuts.  Mix it thick, fill in the slot, let it set up good hour or so, file it out to a real nut.

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I do one wind over, one or two under. Someone told me to and it takes no longer. Before that I just wound the string on. I don't think it makes any difference.

I've been known to deposit graphite from a pencil into nut slots and it's always cured any binding. I might be filing the slot out with the pencil for all I know.

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On 10/7/2020 at 11:40 AM, rct said:

 

I hope this post finds you on a day with better eyes, take care of that please.

But yes, sometimes nuts need filling if you don't feel like putting in a new one(like me), or you are in a bad way until you get a new one.  Sometimes nut slots get filed too low.  How low is too low?  The official answer is that a string should sit in the nut up to the half way point.  So getting a 10 E string in an 0 5 nut slot is kinda tricky.

So halfway up is close enough.  I keep mine shallower than that because over time the strings will find their way down, even the skinny ones.  Yes, I push them out of the nut slots occasionally while vigorously bending, but that's ok.  17 years with my Les Paul and I pushed the G out of the nut slot a few times a night.

So if the slot is TOO low it starts causing problems setting the guitar up right.  Sawdust and super glue it it's bone, or bone dust and super glue if you have some bone pieces laying around.  Literally any plastic dust and super glue for the nylon/plastic nuts.  Mix it thick, fill in the slot, let it set up good hour or so, file it out to a real nut.

rct

11:30 here, Yesterday I had the same problem again so I have no clue whats going on?  Starting to wonder if I'm  diabetic?  Could that cause blurry-ness?  I know when I forget to take my night time pills and take them in the morning with the Blood pressure pills, That screws me up and I get dizzy and have to lay down for awhile. Thats happened more than a few times. I was driving to work and all of a sudden I was seeing 6 lanes instead of 3 and they were moving around. Reminds me when I had that brain tumor and I had double vision for like 4 months.  I was told I was boarder lined way back and to lose weight which I did. Anyway, so if the small E string sits all the way in the slot, then thats too low right? Yeah, most of my thicker strings sit more on top than half way.  

I thought about taking the Gold top in for a complete Professional set up and changing the nut to a bone one. It's my oldest guitar except for a acoustic Deb bought me about 39 years ago. 

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On 10/7/2020 at 10:19 AM, uncle fester said:

Sorry to hear it retired, good karmic thoughts for clearer vision coming your way.  Hoping when your eyes go blurry you can still pick up a guitar and pass the time 

Nah, I was even walking wably I thought. I did play the Riviera and the Casino yesterday night though. Thanks. 

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