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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-20-2006, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Changing a nut, squeeky bridge; questions.

Hey guys, just 2 questions.

I bought a locking nut off ebay to replace my current one which doesn't work properly, and I was wondering if swapping them is as easy as unscrewing the current one (bottom mounted) and putting on the new one. So, no glue or anything? How tight the new has to be?

My other question is about my bridge, when ever I do a whammy trick, my bridge makes that sound, like a rusty gate or something, I forgot what it's called. So, what do I lubricate and clean? And what do I used? WD-40?

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Edit: ffs I posted an repair/mod question in the wrong forum again. If a mod could move it I'd appreciate it.

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You don't need to glue anything for the locking nut. Just unscrew the existing one and put the new one in. Just do it tight enough so that it cannot move. Too tight and you'll crack the neck.

If you put in the new one and your strings buzz around the first 5 or so frets you might need to shim it. If the new nut doesn't come with a shim you can make some out of some card or thick paper. Just make a thin one that sitson the edge closest to the fret board.
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Re: Changing a nut, squeeky bridge; questions.

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Too tight and you'll crack the neck.
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I don't like the sound of that, I'll only go so it's a snug fit.

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My other question is about my bridge, when ever I do a whammy trick, my bridge makes that sound, like a rusty gate or something, I forgot what it's called. So, what do I lubricate and clean? And what do I used? WD-40?
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If you put in the new one and your strings buzz around the first 5 or so frets you might need to shim it. .
Pop cans or preferably BEER cans make for great shims
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Re: Changing a nut, squeeky bridge; questions.

A shim is a thin peice of something to raise the nut?
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A shim is a thin peice of something to raise the nut?
Yep, Rich has them (banner above). They are inexpensive. Get several differant sizes (thickness).
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Re: Changing a nut, squeeky bridge; questions.

BTW...hopefully it does buzz without the shims. You then will use the shims to eliminate the buzz. If it doesn't buzz without shims, you probably need to work on the actual nut to obtain the lowest action possible.
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