So, what animal do bone nuts normally come from?

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  1. nazriq

    nazriq Member

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    Been wondering, what animals' bones are used in making bone nuts? What are the chances that pig bone is used? Wondering as it's sensitive/forbidden for some people to use pig-based products
     
  2. Jazzandmore

    Jazzandmore Gold Supporting Member

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    The bone nuts I get with guitars are made from Moose shin bone. Of course the guitars also come from Finland :)
     
  3. Ps28

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    I believe cow. You can use a graphite one which I consider as good and better for a lot of reasons.
     
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    Mine are exclusively made from cuttlefish
     
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    It’s an interesting question. I’ve never heard of pig bone being used so I think from a religious/cultural viewpoint you’re safe.

    Mostly cow, but I’ve had guitars with bison bone nuts. These days I opt mostly for TUSQ nuts.
     
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    The bones of my dead enemies.
     
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    Usually cow. I've never heard of pig bone being used for nuts.
     
  9. Buck Woodson

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    Me.

    Oh, I thought you wuz talkin bout
    Deez nutz
     
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    Cows. Byproduct of the meat industry. I don't find the morally objectionable and the tone is great .
     
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    I saw some camel bone nuts for sale at a Japanese guitar parts site.
    Trying to think of some humorous comment regarding "humps" etc., but nothing comes to mind.......
    Al
     
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  12. Doomrider78

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    You're assuming the meat industry isnt morally objectionable
     
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    Not at all. I said that using something that was going to be thrown away
    /wasted is not a problem for me.

    If you object to using it, don't use it.
     
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    The Luthier/designer I have been close with (Gibson,Fender/Peavey alumni at the top) got me comparing Bone (which is Bovine, or Cow) to TUSQ...and I really like the consistancy of TUSQ. Man made materials can be so standardized. the bone was variable..as one would expect. Some cows have dense bone, some others less so....you never knew whether it was a waste of time, and you'd be better off with TUSQ,anyway. I go with TUSC.
     
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    ShredSquatch Conspiracy Experience Director & Stunt Guitarist Supporting Member

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    Well, the same place Naugahyde leather comes from... Once the Naugas are harvested for leather jackets, chaps, thongs, straps and such the bones are used for the making of instrument nuts.

    ~ss
     
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    There's no judgement here but if you count the meat industry as being morally objectionable then you have to include all the by products in that same moral judgement. By accepting by-products of the industry you are, by proxy, accepting the industry as a whole.
     
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    I use elephant tusk from elephants that feed on Brazilian rosewood trees. I know it's technically a tooth, but what the hell. If I can't find that, I use bone from a human skull. You know what they say, tone is in the bone.
     
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    Kittens. And only the cute ones.
     
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    They come from the bones of filthy animals who show up at Fulltone unannounced.
     

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