Classic Series 60's Neck...Which Nut for replacement

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  1. jbear

    jbear Supporting Member

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    Hey All,
    I've got a Classic Series 60's neck on my Robben Ford build. Only issue is the E and B strings sound like a sitar when I play them open. So, I have to replace the nut. I suppose I could repair the existing nut but this seems much easier.
    Being as I don't have access to it for a few days and I want to order a nut, do I want a curved bottom or a flat bottom as a direct replacement?
    LOVE these necks by the way!
    Thanks all!
     
  2. mellecaster

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    All that I've worked on had the curved bottomed Nut.
     
  3. jbear

    jbear Supporting Member

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    Thanks for that!
     
  4. Vic Interceptor

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    the CS series is 7.25" radius I believe? So there's that working against you. Before you go the trouble of putting in a new nut, are you SURE that's your problem and not a truss rod tweak would fix the problem?

    look on youtube or here for the baking soda/superglue trick to nut repair. Before I replaced the nut, I'd build up the 2 offending slots and try that to make sure that's where my problem lie.
     
  5. jbear

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    Everything I've read and heard leads in that direction, but I'll try the BS build up first.
     

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