Would this work as an alternative for nut riser for slide?

Bobo Fret

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I was wondering what y'all thought of using a slotted TUSQ nut blank that I would leave rather tall and set it behind the installed nut on an acoustic guitar as an alternative to those metal nut risers.

Would this work?

Would it stay put?

Angled headstock matter?

Too great a break angle?
 

blondestrat

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Acoustic guitar nuts are usually very easy to remove. I would remove it and install a taller nut and switch between them. Putting one behind won't work at all.
You would probably have to reglue the nut each time, but you can use a drop of woodglue diluted with water. If you get the hang of it you can do it.
There are 'slide nuts' that fit over your existing nuts but I've never tried them, they seem to get good reviews.
 

RicOkc

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A riser would be the easiest solution. That way you aren't stuck with a permanent mod and can be returned to stock.
 

Laurence

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Gary Rossington sticks a piece of wire on top of the first fret to raise the action temporarily for the playing slide.
 




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