New nut for SGJ, what to buy?

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  1. DoodoaXD

    DoodoaXD Well-Known Member

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    I already bought the nuts, so it's too late for that.

    I have already tried lubricating them with graphite and other homemade materials but I'm still not happy with it, especially the G string, which is cut horribly.

    So I'm exprcting something very nice with the new nut, and as well the other upgrades I'm getting + a pro set up.
     
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    Yeah the corian nut on my 2011 SG Standard is cut a bit funny and maybe even slightly chipped (I'm assuming by the PLEK).
    I've ordered another TUSQ XL nut from New Zealand via ebay and will ask about having it installed next time I have a set up done on that guitar. No rush though
     
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    well I wish you the best of luck, since you've dragged your guitars all the way from Egypt.
    I hope the pro setup solves any problems you have, and that all your upgrades turn your
    SG into the guitar of your dreams.

    And I think the Casino Coupe is so cool
    I was going to get a Casino Coupe, but ended up with an Epi ES-339 P-90 Pro, which is
    the first cousin of the Casino Coupe. I just love the small size AND the P-90s. Yours has
    inlays and the cool tailpiece... otherwise they seem like almost the same guitar. Mine has
    a solid centerblock, so it's more like a solid body and hardly like an arch top acoustic at all.
    But it sounds great when I plug it in.
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    The fella in NZ that I bought a TUSQ XL nut from yesterday realized after the fact that he was out of stock so he refunded the $20 and then sent me an email and a free Graph Tech NuBone nut to say sorry for the bother. That's service! If only all ebay sellers cared so much about keeping their customers.

    I've bought a nut from this guy before and got good service. Problem is I still want a TUSQ XL nut for my Standard. I might trade this cheaper nut to one of my Gibson owning friends for a record or something.
     
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    maybe nubone is just as good... I'd be interested to hear your review of it.
    The tusq nut I installed in my epi above was easy to fit... just a little sanding
    and a couple of small drops of glue. If it's made by the same people, it's likely
    to be a good product.

    The stock nut came out of the Epi easily, with one stroke of a rubber mallet against
    a small board snugged up against the fretboard side of the nut. But I've heard from at least two persons that Gibson nuts are glued in hard and tight, and you sometimes need to take a hacksaw and cut it crosswise through the center in order
    to collapse it enough to get it out. I wouldn't enjoy that job...
     
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    The nut on my Nighthawk cerainly wasn't glued in particularly tightly - a couple of soft blows with the mallet freed it.
     
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    The one on my Epi 1966 G-400 pro came out easy, but it took some wood with it. Luckily not much, so after sanding the landing spot flat and 90 degree to the end of the fretboard there was still plenty of nut to get the string clearance I wanted.
     
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    That was the case with my SG Junior. Took the tech a lot longer than he expected. He charged me what he quoted though
     
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    I've taken out a couple of nuts now, this is probably a big no no, but after running a thin blade around, I just took off the TRC and levered it off very easily (that won't work with every guitar). Took a couple of seconds and was very very easy.
     

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