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Old 01-09-2018, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Compensated nuts?

There's a company on eBay selling "compensated nuts".

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They have them in brass too.

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Guitar intonation is an often overlooked procedure which, when done properly, helps you get each string properly tuned. This means that your guitar sounds great regardless of whether you're fretting or playing open chords. How many times have you been playing, sounding great, when you bounce into an open C chord and suddenly the tuning sounds terrible? A properly compensated nut will fix this.

There is NO REASON to pay $30 for Earvana!

In our experience, the three treble strings are typically the most bothersome with respect to intonation. Who knows why, they simply are. So, we've specially slotted our compensated nut at the G, B and high E slots. By removing material to the proper depth in those three slots, the scale length for those strings is increased just enough.

Bone adds a rich, mellow tone to your playing. Far superior to the dull thud of a plastic nut.

Our flat-bottom nut is hand ground and sanded from solid bone and round-slotted for perfect string placement. 1 11/16" long, 1/8" thick, 3/16" tall. Fits any Fender style electric guitar.


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At first thought, this sounds like a good idea. Why should all the intonation compensation be done at the bridge? Wouldn't it be better to "spread it out" along the length of the string? And you do that by changing both the bridge and the nut.

But as soon as you fret a string, the nut is removed from the picture. Along with any compensation. This is all smoke and mirrors. Spend your money on another guitar, not on this.
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Sounds like a solution trying to invent a problem.
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But as soon as you fret a string, the nut is removed from the picture. Along with any compensation. This is all smoke and mirrors. Spend your money on another guitar, not on this.
That was my initial thought. I'm going to NAMM.
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That was my initial thought. I'm going to NAMM.
Maybe I'll join you. Where is NAMM? Did you hear Gibson isn't going?
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Maybe I'll join you. Where is NAMM? Did you hear Gibson isn't going?
It's in Anaheim but Gibson won't be there.
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If Gibson isn't going, I'm not going.
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At first thought, this sounds like a good idea. Why should all the intonation compensation be done at the bridge? Wouldn't it be better to "spread it out" along the length of the string? And you do that by changing both the bridge and the nut.

But as soon as you fret a string, the nut is removed from the picture. Along with any compensation. This is all smoke and mirrors. Spend your money on another guitar, not on this.
I think I read somewhere that it helps with open string notes? It's only $12 for the bone and $16 for the brass. Is it worth it?

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Maybe I'll join you. Where is NAMM? Did you hear Gibson isn't going?
He doesn't care about Gibson not going because he already has an American made strawberry milk colored Gibby LP.
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Originally Posted by pdawg0 View Post
At first thought, this sounds like a good idea. Why should all the intonation compensation be done at the bridge? Wouldn't it be better to "spread it out" along the length of the string? And you do that by changing both the bridge and the nut.

But as soon as you fret a string, the nut is removed from the picture. Along with any compensation. This is all smoke and mirrors. Spend your money on another guitar, not on this.
I think I read somewhere that it helps with open string notes? It's only $12 for the bone and $16 for the brass. Is it worth it?

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Maybe I'll join you. Where is NAMM? Did you hear Gibson isn't going?
He doesn't care about Gibson not going because he already has an American made strawberry milk colored Gibby LP.
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