I'm having a neck made for me, and wondering if I should have the nut in the standard place or move it towards the first fret. I've read the Feiten deal moves it .030" closer, but then they have their special offsets. I've also read where lots of guys use the Feiten but intonate with the traditional open/12th fret way of fine tuning the guitar. I did play my friend's custom shop strat which he had Feitenized with the shelf nut and I didn't like the sound of the guitar after that mod. It did improve the tuning, but made the sound of the guitar different. He put it back stock and the magic was back. But that was with that funky shelf nut. I'm just wondering if it would be a good idea to have the nut closer and intonate normally, if that would improve the intonation issues like open chords sometimes not sounding as sweet as they could. Also how well would these different ways work when playing with another guitarist who has no compensated nut?