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Removing the nut on an Epiphone Casino


RoboCop00

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Hey all.

 

My Casino has been having some serious tuning issues (even with replacement Sperzel locking tuners), so I'm going to guess the nut is the culprit, as it often is. Anyways, I bought a replacement 1.68in nut from graphtech, and need to remove the old Casino nut. This is the first time I've had to do this with any guitar, so I'm a bit weary. Do I just tap it out with a hammer as I've been told? I've hurt some Epiphone and Gibson nuts are "inlaid" and if you try to tap it out it can splinter the neck wood. Any advice?

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I usually just tap 'em out using a pin punch and a small hammer. Tap towards the headstock and it should totate right out; you might take a tiny bit of wood with it (glue tends to be stronger than wood) but that won't hurt anything. If you don't have a pin punch a flat screwdriver will work too.

 

It's a little trickier on Gibsons since they install the nut before the clear coats and in this case you should score the edges first.

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Glenn said: Spud:

"*totate*?

 

 

 

Obviously, if applying pressure, headward, from the foot of the headstock, the "toe" as it were, must move! And, as it shifts, it will move in an arc. Therefore, totate...or would you rather "rotoe"???

 

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Although, I suppose that since there is a lip at each string slot opening, that you could presidentiate it, thus: "liperate"

 

P.S. If you'd like to continue this, I'll need to achieve the proper frame of mind, so a little warning would be handy...

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You better be careful and take a little saw before you use any pressure/tap it out.

 

Otherwise this could happen to you, you've been warned!;)

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This happend to my G400, before I installed an Earvana-nut. I ordered an 1.625 in one, which was a bit too wide btw.

 

Good luck:)

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Glenn said: Spud:

"*totate*?

 

 

 

Obviously' date=' if applying pressure, headward, from the foot of the headstock, the "toe" as it were, must move! And, as it shifts, it will move in an arc. Therefore, totate...or would you rather "rotoe"???

 

Edit:

 

Although, I suppose that since there is a lip at each string slot opening, that you could presidentiate it, thus: "liperate"

 

P.S. If you'd like to continue this, I'll need to achieve the proper frame of mind, so a little warning would be handy...

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Yup...Jus' motate it right outta there...........J

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  • 1 year later...

Im new to the forum, just bought a Casino. I want to replace the nut, with some other mods. Anyone have a suggestion on what type of nut I should go with? I have been told bone is good what about these synthetic bone, ivory nuts? Are they as good as the manufacture claims?

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