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Fitting Nuts: Pre-Shaped Nuts Part 2 - Installation

Fitting Nuts: Pre-Shaped Nuts Part 2 - Installation

Installing a pre-cut/pre-shaped nut requires a lot of patience to do well. It’s easy to hack off some bits and glue it in but, doing it well and getting a good setup… that takes time and some Buddha-like levels of patience.

Most of the nut manufacturers don’t tell you that. Go figure.

Check out how to get a great result…

Free radius gauges and their many uses

Free radius gauges and their many uses

I thought it’d be useful to look at some of the other ways a radius gauge can be not just useful, but indispensable. 

Radius gauges should form part of the toolkit of any guitar setter-upper… Setupper… Setterer-upperer… Anyone wanting to work with guitars. 

Here's some of the ways to use radius gauges. 

String break-angle at nut - A Primer

String break-angle at nut - A Primer

So, I want to talk about a few tips related to string ‘break angle’ — the angle the string takes over the nut or saddle. However, I reckon that it might be useful to explain what I mean and to give a little background on this area first. 

Let's start with the break angle at the nut — that's the angle at which the string leaves the nut and heads for the tuner.