Nut repair ?

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by nosmo, Aug 28, 2021.

  1. jtees4

    jtees4 Strat-O-Master

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    I've done that many times, not always as neat as I should have been...but it works great for a reasonable amount of time. Just put a bone nut on my SG Special, original nut needed super glue fixes a few times....I decided to finally just do it right and it works great. And yeah...there is some glue mess on it, but not bad. But this is my #1 on the stand play every day guitar....not about looks on this one!
     
  2. Exhead

    Exhead Strat-Tinkerer Gold Supporting Member

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    Use blue tape on top and bottom of nut and some vaseline on the tape to block it from sticking to badly.
     
  3. myfriendjoe

    myfriendjoe Strat-Talk Member

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    That's a great answer, I also recommend Tusq nuts from Graphtech, they never need lubrication. Made from a graphite impregnated material that is consistent density throughout. The nut is (most likely) something you'd replace on a new Squire anyway, and imo, Tusq is the way to go.
     
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  4. henderman

    henderman Dr. Stratster

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    fix it with dust and glue. or just put a piece of cigarette paper in the slot to raise it a tad.
     
  5. nosmo

    nosmo Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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  6. nosmo

    nosmo Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    Well, I finally got around to trying the magic dust (baking soda) and glue today. WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!! No more buzzing, and I'll have to go through the whole set-up again, which is good practice. I know it will be temporary, but it proved out my theory of the nut slots being too low. Now I know fer sure it's the nut, I'll get a good Tusq when the magic dust wears out.

    Learning cheap tricks like this is what makes this forum great. Thanks to all!
     
  7. jtees4

    jtees4 Strat-O-Master

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    Good for you! It feels good to do things for yourself sometimes. That trick has saved me many times, it might last a few years of you're lucky.