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srv strat

Postby scorpius67 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:54 pm

need help please, ive just bought a 2nd hand srv strat and the nut has been butchered so bad that no matter how much adjustments you make , the strings still buzz on first fret due to them sitting too low in the nut. i read that srv used to use a brass nut for studio work and wondered if it would benefit the sustain by fitting brass instead of bone? also, would fixing a brass nut come with fixing problems? any help would be great thanks :)
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Re: srv strat

Postby ricochet » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:45 pm

The nut only affects the tone or sustain of open strings. Once you fret a string, the nut is out of the picture completely. Nothing's wrong with a metal nut (I have several lap steels with them), but putting one on isn't going to make you sound like SRV. I'd probably go with the old classic bone nut.
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Re: srv strat

Postby scorpius67 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:51 pm

thanks for that, are there any problems extracting the nut from a fender strat that you know of? its much thinner than my gibsons and looks very fragile, also, would you advise a spot of 2 of superglue to stop any sideways movement? hope you can help and thanks again.
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Re: srv strat

Postby grady » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:06 pm

If your nut has a good snug fit, there's no need for glue.
There isn't anything wrong with putting a couple drops of glue in there but, don't use a loose fitting nut with glue instead of a snug fitting nut with a couple drops of glue.
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Re: srv strat

Postby ricochet » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:07 pm

For a complete blow-by-blow account of the process, scroll down to about the fourth post here:
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.guit ... 2a8a45fa3b
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Re: srv strat

Postby scorpius67 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:24 pm

thats a big help , thanks to you both for taking the time to reply . :D
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Re: srv strat

Postby goldbrick » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:43 pm

is a metal nut like brass balls?
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Re: srv strat

Postby ricochet » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:01 am

I'll leave that one dangling.
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Re: srv strat

Postby jaybee » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:00 pm

is a metal nut like brass balls?


depends, on a Johnson it probably is....
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Re: srv strat

Postby Direwolf59 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:02 am

C'mon Rico, don't leave us "hanging"!
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Re: srv strat

Postby jaybee » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:36 am

yeah man, you being Phd in Johnsonology, we were expecting an answer here! 8) :lol:
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Re: srv strat

Postby ricochet » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:12 pm

Well, it involves lots of hands-on experience.
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Re: srv strat

Postby Direwolf59 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:57 am

Aw, man, that's below the belt!
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Re: srv strat

Postby ricochet » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:50 pm

I see you're getting warm.
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