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Putting a full size nut in an affinity

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by cagethelephant, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. cagethelephant

    cagethelephant Banned

    Jun 29, 2011
    deshler ohio
    I see alot of conplaints about the narrow nut width on the affinity. I can't tell the difference but then again I didn't play alot when I had one. Isn't is possible to just change the nut to a standard one?

  2. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Strat-O-Master

    Oct 30, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    I replaced the nut on my Affinity with one from a Bullet and it was much easier for me to play. The string spacing on the old nut had the e strings in about 3/16" from the edge of the fretboard. The new nut put them at about 1/8".

  3. SethStratMan

    SethStratMan Senior Stratmaster

    May 17, 2012
    Two Rivers, WI

  4. Tee H C

    Tee H C Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 27, 2012
    Yu see these things don't mean anything to me cos I only played whatever I got my hands on. And not being a guitar tech all those things are quite unimportant to me. I think having problems with all these things would just wind me up cos my guitars are probs all out of bonk, but thats how I know them. A tech would probably cry. But I really know no different.

    I did do a full set up on my Strat the oher day after owning her for nearly a year, and I thoroughly enjoyed doing it. But the difference to me is nothing, but to the tone polie it's probs a 1000 times better. My affinity to me was just more of a strat than my Sunn was. Infact I didn't like my Sunn cos it was too fat the width of the body and yet when I got my Affinity i thought wow thats exactly like a strat. But infact my Sunn had the depth and the affinity didn't. It was ONLY when I got a real Strat I could tell the difference.

    I still think the affinity is sexy and well ... The nut to me seems to be just fine. but what do I know about guitars ? Nish

  5. Ruckus

    Ruckus Strat-Talker

    Feb 26, 2012
    Tulsa, OK
    You absolutely can change the nut. Go to your local GC pick up a tusque nut and put her in. You'll have to sand the ends of course but quite a few guys have done it from here.