Guitar Nut Material-What type? Bone/Graphite

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  1. James V

    James V Member

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    I recently got a Gibson CS-336 that has a crappy plastic nut. It needs to be changed. I am having a hard time keeping the guitar in tune. What type of material do you think is the best? I have used bone on most of my guitars. I have not used graphite. Sonically and keeping guitar in tune, what is the best route?
     
  2. GuitarsFromMars

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    use a bone nut with a little graphite powder(you can get it in a tube at Sears).That is the best route.
     
  3. Rosewood

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    I use unbleached bone for the looks and it tunes better.
     
  4. guitarfish

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    Check out the Tusq nuts made by Graphtech. They are very high quality, claimed to be "man made ivory". I've replaced 2 plastic nuts with them so far, and replaced a bone nut in a Tele with one, and I've been very happy with them.
     
  5. Tone_Terrific

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    Get your plastic nut refiled to ensure no binding, add lube and try again before changing it.
     
  6. Standard 64

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    I just had a blank bone nut from allparts put on my les paul standard and I think the tone is better.Plus I can say I have real bone for a nut.
     
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    if you are playing THE METAL, I suggest actually filing down and slotting a human tooth, one under each string. It is way hardcore.
     
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    digthosetubes Senior Member

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    Aardvark Silver Supporting Member

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    I am really curious about this also. How about bone vs Tusq vs graphite vs corian vs ... What's best?
     

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