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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Maertl513, Oct 29, 2016.
The stinger is classy. I really like this model!
Hey Mate Nice mod on Mark SE good job, I was planning to order 1 but I hated the original nut, because it was cheap and definitely low quality, But now I see your upgraded version and I want that too so can you tell me where I can order the same nut, which model is it?
I think @Maertl513 used the "Core" nut, modified.
PRS sells nuts from the Accessory/Parts store. However, it appears they are out of stock, because they don't have any 6-string nuts listed:
An alternative might be John Mann's Guitar Vault:
The Holcomb would need the Wide Thin/Fat model:
But it would probably need tweaking to perfectly match the flatter radius: the inner slots would have to be cut ever so slightly deeper. A good luthier can do that for ya.
Exactly, I ordered a core nut.
I bought the PRS ACC-4204 nut, my pal and guitar tech adjusted it to the radius and action of my Holcomb.
But I mean... If I install my tusq xl, I need to adjust the slots due to the 20" radius ?? I'm Spanish and don't understand very well the technical language
Of course you need to adjust the slots. Holcombs come with .52 to .10 string gauge. 20" means a very flat radius. I wouldn´t dare to do that on my own, therefore I paid a skillied guy
Finally I dared to do it by myself and even though I had to sand the wood a bit to get a correct height, I did not have to cut the nut.
My guitar has gained much more clarity and most of the sympathetic noise of the strings is gone. What a way to start the year! Thank you all <3
Removing wood to accommodate a new nut can weaken the neck structure and is totally unnecessary. Simplest method is to remove material from the bottom of the new nut by rubbing it flat over some sandpaper on a hard surface until you reach the desired height. If you mean that you had to clean the old glue from this area with sandpaper then this is fine and of course it needs to be done sometimes.
Not wishing to sound alarmist, you know.
Yeah!! I know! It´s all about to removing glue and ,00000000001" of wood with glue thanks
Cool. You had me worried for a second
hahah don't worry! At first photo can see the excess of "fingerboard wood" and glue! It was necessary medicine
@Javialtonaga: Well done. And of course, because you get your desired goals.
Thanks mate, I ordered guitar + original nut, should go to luthier as soon as I get them ^_^
Take it for granted, @M1KEN.