Anyone using Big Bends Nut Sauce?

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  1. Bman20

    Bman20 Supporting Member

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    really been interested in trying this stuff. Does it work? Dors it help tuning issues?
     
  2. kevinhifi

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    I use it, and it works wonders. Whether you really need to spend the dough for Big Bends versus something cheaper that works just as well is certainly up for question. The little tube lasts a really long time though.

    I dab it on the nut, tree, and down through the saddle hole where the string hits the bridge plate every time I change strings. I use Graphtech saddles and would also dab those if they were steel.

    I haven't heard a single ping while using the whammy bar since I started using the stuff, and tuning much better.
     
  3. GreenKnight18

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    I use it. It's good stuff-- but it's just a lubricant-- not some magic cure-all. Your guitar needs to be well set-up and then the nut sauce will help your strings happy.
     
  4. Bman20

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    whats something similar i could try at home?
     
  5. dmargo1045

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    I own a '72 Bigsby Tele that is difficult to keep in tune when I use the Bigsby. I applied Big Bends to every surface that I could and it helped a lot. I'm not sure what I'd use as an alternative, though. It's a good product, imho.
     
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    Chapstick works just as good and you can get it anywhere.
     
  7. Luke V

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    I wouldn't use Chapstick it is petroleum based. BBNS is not. Most lubes out there have petroleum in them. By the way I am an avid user of the nut sauce.
     
  8. Madison

    Madison Supporting Member

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    Big Bends is good stuff. I just ran out, and with this reminder will order some more this week. Everyone has their favorite...graphite, various oils and greases. Big Bends is easy to cleanly apply in the smallest spots, so it gets my vote.
     
  9. Funky Monkey

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    I just use it on the nut. At the bridge, I just don't experience anything that makes me want to apply it there, and I don't want it on my hands...then finish...then clothing...etc.

    The ONLY thing I've noticed is that is cuts a bit of sustain and brightness when not plugged in. Not enough to outweigh the benefits. Plugged in, open strings sound the same and the negligible decrease in sustain is a non-issue with fretted notes.
     
  10. stratman89

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    I bought some Lock Ease after my guitar tech used on my LP for a binding nut.

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  11. CA$H FLOW

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    Same with me. I really like this stuff. The one time I didn't put it on during a string change I ended up going out of tune much worse than normally when using my vintage style trem.
     
  12. mslugano

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    Been using the same 1.5cc tube on multiple guitars with each string change for about five years. It only takes a tiny dab to do its thing and it really works fantastic. I do clean out the nut slots with an old business card or something with each change, too, so it doesn't ever get gunky or turn black.
     
  13. Jim S

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    Yes. Great stuff.
     
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    I like nut sauce too for the lube factor but also notice dampened sustain. Maybe it's cos I've been using it on the saddle to and that transfers up the length of the string as I tune up and stretch...
     
  15. IPLAYLOUD

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    Recommended here 1000%.
    I have a B16 on an Esquire. Just a little on the nut...NEVER goes out of tune.
    I use it on all my guitars.
     
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    I use it. Works great. Have been on the same tube for years
     
  17. dank

    dank Consummate Beatles Fan Supporting Member

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    Glad I saw this thread. I bought it awhile ago , and I forgot that I had it!
     
  18. mslugano

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    You are simply using too much. It only takes the tiniest little dab at nut, saddle and, maybe, string tree. The oil/sweat on your fingers will "dampen" your strings more than properly applied Nut Sauce.
     
  19. scolfax

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    I used it until I got my nut fixed. Then I didn't need it anymore.
     
  20. dank

    dank Consummate Beatles Fan Supporting Member

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    IS THIS REALLY THE PLACE TO TALK ABOUT YOUR VASECTOMY? :rotflmao
     

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