Bone/Zero fret combo nuts

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by sebbio7, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. sebbio7

    sebbio7 Member

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    Hello all, just seen these at stew mac. I guess they're brand new, cool idea kinda like Gibsons new nut but without the adjustment screws.

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    Not nice looking , the fret on the strat is not even straight.
     
  4. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    No comment on tone or tuning stability, but playability claims are nonsense, height over the first fret is just a matter of filing regular nut slots properly.
     
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    Another claim that He makes that I would reject...where He states how Great Guitars sound when Capo-ed......Really ?....not to My ears....:waiting
     
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    Yeah, it seems to be a solution in search of a problem.
     
  8. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    wait, what?

    the capo eliminates the effects of the nut entirely, that doesn't even make sense.
     
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    Perhaps he means that because [he thinks] guitars sound great when capo'd, they'd also sound great with a zero-fret nut?
     
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    I love Vigiers and vintage Steinbergers but my blues playing mates don't like the strings moving over the zero fret. If the nut is very accurate in width of the slots this is less of an issue but you need a different nut for different string gauge sets. Vigier sell press fit Teflon nuts for different gauges and hardened steel zero frets cut for each string that and a behind the nut string damper. Add that to a 10/90 neck and you have an amazingly playing buzz free guitar out of the box. This combination is very low friction and ultra stable. You can whammy the non locking trem till you're blue in the face and it will still be in tune.
     

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