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My Artist needs a new nut.

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PostPosted: 10/10/2002 at 5:55 PM    Post subject: My Artist needs a new nut. link

My lovely 26 year old Artist has finally reached a point wear something has worn...and its the nut. The B and bottom E strings are sitting too low in their slots and causing buzzing. Are there any easy fixes or is it new nut time. Is this a difficult job (i'm in the UK) or can any guitar tech do it? I assume I just need a brass nut blank? How does the old nut come off? Also, my bridge saddles are starting to wear, are these easy to get hold of for the Bean, and should I consider some of these Hi tech black graphite (or whatever they are) bridge saddles? Are they a standard size? Sorry about all the questions, but my baby needs sorting...she deserves better than having the nut grooves packed out with bits of plastic!!!! Thanks for any help. Marc.

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01 Jun 2001
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PostPosted: 10/10/2002 at 8:48 PM    Post subject: RE:My Artist needs a new nut. link

Nuts were epoxied on. Use something flat & blunt to butt up solid against the fingerboard side of the nut, and then strike it sharply a couple o' times with a brick, rock, or if you have one, a hammer. Preferably going AWAY from the fingerboard. It will pop off clean. Finding a brass blank might be tough, especially in a backward country such as the UK. Some guys have said that tuning problems went away when they substituted plastic/ivory/bone for brass.

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