Bone nut

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  1. Tramp584

    Tramp584 Strat-Talker

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    Got a 2019 strar nut measures 40.6 can't find one on ebay they all say 42 mil
    What can i do
     
  2. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

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    You can sand it to fit. A few passes with some fine sand paper will knock off 1.4ml quickly.
     
  3. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    You could do like I do - LEAVE IT, and don't replace it - because a 2019 has a super hard plastic nut that has almost exactly the same properties as bone, not cheap like the old ones......

    What model is it? I strongly try to sway anyone from changing a nut......
     
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  4. Tramp584

    Tramp584 Strat-Talker

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    Its a affinity
     
  5. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Easier to knock it off than add it on. ;)
     
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  6. BuddyHollywood

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    Sanding bone nuts is easy and should only take you a few minutes.
     
  7. Fenderbaum

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    All new nuts always need sanding to fit. Not just neck width but usually the slot width as well
     
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    That smell, however, will bring you right back into the dentist's chair! :eek:
     
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    wjsb316 Strat-Talker

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    Personally I have a stash of pre ban ivory
     
  10. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    OH, good
     
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  11. Nate D

    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    I almost always replace the junky looking plastic nuts on my guitars with bone nuts. I think I’ve replaced nuts on all my guitars.
     
  12. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I replace them if and when they need replacing, which is less often than most here seem to think. I usually use Tusq these days.
     
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  13. Guitarmageddon

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    Then you don't need a new nut, the new Affinity comes with a synthetic bone nut that is super hard and durable.....
     
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  14. Guitarmageddon

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    I've never done it once, and have owned over 100 guitars.....never had any issue with any nut in my life.....
     
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    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    How's bout
    Aged beef leg bone....

    Buy a beef round...
    Strip the meat...
    Jerk it
    Cook the bone for sock....
    Lay it in the sun(2,3,4) years....
    Make
    Nuts for
    Every
    strata talk member...
     
  16. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I've cut plenty, but only a few for my own guitars. They were mainly on acoustics and mandolins, usually because they'd worn too low or been damaged, one because the string spacings were wrong from the factory.
     
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    charlie chitlin Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    Or go to the pet store and get a cow bone.
    If you're in a blues band, get the BBQ smokey flavor one.
     
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  18. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Or
    Do the work
    Pay the dues...
    You can't buy soul...
     
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    No issue mostly for me. I just don’t like the way they look. Functionally they’re good to go. You and I are aligned there.
     
  20. Guitarmageddon

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    I don't even buy guitars for looks, so I just think differently I guess lol......
     
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