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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-18-2005, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Help me fix my nut...

This is on my project strat that I've been posting photos of. The high "E" string sounds muffled when played open. I installed a string tree, The nut looks ok, and the string rings load and clear when fretted so it has to be the nut. But it looks fine, when conditions could cause this problem? Too tight of a slot? too loose of a slot? Just wondering what I can do to fix it.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-18-2005, 09:31 AM
 
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Re: Help me fix my nut...

More likely too loose. Does the nut have the break point right where the string leaves it or somewhere inside the nut? Difficult to describe, but what I'm getting at is to check that there is no lateral movement of the string inside the nut.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Help me fix my nut...

I think it was the "break point". I used a small file to lightly file the bottom of the groove in the nut and it's fine now. Thanks.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 03:01 PM
 
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Re: Help me fix my nut...

Glad to have helped.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 11:08 PM
 
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Re: Help me fix my nut...

i was going to post to file the nut.. but i failed to read that you'd solved your problem.

I also had a small giggle about your topic title.. hoowee... good times.
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