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Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Ian4242, Mar 8, 2019.
Of all the people....tsk tsk tsk
Well, you used the F word, fart.
Absolutely no shame in getting your guitar set up/fixed by a professional if you don’t wanna mess with it yourself.
It’s worth it to have a guitar that can be relied upon to give up the goods!
I can’t stress enough how a well dressed nut can help. I do use white lithium grease to live at string changes
That's a rather personal question!
Altogether too much interest in nuts recently!
Pretty much never once my luthier friend makes a bone one for one of my guitars.
Same here. Every nut my luthier has cleaned up, or in 2 cases replaced, has never needed lubrication afterwards. A properly cut nut is essential to avoid tuning problems.
Properly cut nuts and always stretch new strings in.
Never have tuning issues.
That’s the deal right there. +1
I would strongly recommend getting the guitar set up including attention to the saddle and nut. A Graphite nut that is cut properly will minimize or eliminate the sticking problem. If you do change your strings every 2 or 3 months, then dirt build up is not going to be a big problem if you use a little bit of lube. I have seen customers happy either way. What I have seen as an issue if someone places excessive amount of lube, and leaves the strings on for years. A word of caution, if you do decide to use nut lube "a little dab will do ya".
You need someone to properly file and setup your nut I think.
Yes, nut tweaking is important and not super easy.
I put a little vasoline in the nut slots and on the string saddles every time I put new strings on, which can be after 3 weeks, 3 months or 3 years depending on playing time, gigs, etc.
I Use White Lightning Easy Lube - you can get it at Walmart for a few dollars and it will last for years. It's made for bike chains and dries like wax. I put a very small dab on each slot using a Q-tip when I change strings. It works great. Yes it's important to have nuts cut properly but a little lubricant will never hurt and does allow the string to slide through the slot with less friction. I also use it on the bridge screws to keep them from locking up from hand oils and sweat.
One easy way to see if the string is hanging up in the nut is to tune the string. Then bend the string and recheck the tuning. If the pitch has gone sharp chances are the string is hanging up in the nut. Also push down the string behind the nut on the key side and recheck tuning and once again if the tuning has gone sharp the string is hanging up in the nut and needs dressing.
Also in the case of my other nuts I don't put any lube on them cause it can cause diaper rash....
whenever she is in the mood.... well someone had to go there