Graphite Nut For 6120???

Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by john horton, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. john horton

    john horton Electromatic

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    There's a graphite nut on eBay for a 6120. Would that also fit a 5120?
     
  2. rockabilly-rebel

    rockabilly-rebel Country Gent

    Jul 21, 2009
    Derbyshire, England
    Dont see any reason why not - Its never going to be as good as a custom made nut - but then its not forced to be perfect for a 6120 - as specs are different and change. - but it will fit and should work pretty good - if you go for it it would be nice to hear what difference the graphite makes to the sound/tone. Hope this helps - Steve.
     
  3. Jukebox

    Jukebox Gretschified

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    Your G5120 has a graphite nut on it!
     
  4. john horton

    john horton Electromatic

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    If any minor modifications must be made to the nut can it be filed down?
     
  5. rockabilly-rebel

    rockabilly-rebel Country Gent

    Jul 21, 2009
    Derbyshire, England
    I've just measured the nut on my 5120 and my 6120 - and they are dam near exactly the same - best bet is to get exact measurements from the seller - and compare with your guitar - I fitted a brass nut for a 6120 into my 5124 and it fitted like a glove!
     
  6. john horton

    john horton Electromatic

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    The item description says "New graphite nut, slotted and profiled, 1 3/8" string spacing, measures 1 23/32" long, 1/4" wide and 5/16" tall. Perfect for many Gretsch guitar models."
     
  7. john horton

    john horton Electromatic

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    Are those the measurements you got? I don't have a tape measure for some reason, sorry.
     
  8. rockabilly-rebel

    rockabilly-rebel Country Gent

    Jul 21, 2009
    Derbyshire, England
    I'd need that in metric to make sense! - Time to get the ruler out I think!
     
  9. Bengal65

    Bengal65 Country Gent

    Sep 11, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Yes, they will file, sand and polish to a shine. I've installed plenty of them including from straight blanks. They are really easy on nut files because of the graphite.
     
  10. rockabilly-rebel

    rockabilly-rebel Country Gent

    Jul 21, 2009
    Derbyshire, England
    Mine measures 42mm x 6mm wide x 7mm high
     
  11. john horton

    john horton Electromatic

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    Here's my new graphite nut from Black Rider.
     
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