Nut swap/question

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  1. davesultra

    davesultra New Member

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    Greetings!
    Curious to know what the difference is between the SE nut and a regular Core series nut. If they are different, can a Core series one be used? Or would the spacing be different? Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    The Core is far superior. It's made from some type of proprietary blend of stuff. We call it "unobtanium". It likely has some Unicorn horn dust in it. Whatever it is, that is the ONE thing that should be upgraded on any SE. The Core version is a direct drop in replacement.
     
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  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    They certainly have metallic properties. When I bought a couple, they were clinking in the wee bag!
     
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  4. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    The SE nut is a nylon based material. The core nut adds brass powder and ground glass, according to Paul. Then there is the unicorn horn dust, eye of newt, and a special tincture made from the wings of a 2,000 year old bat.The core nut is slightly less wide. A quick pass with a magic marker hides that.
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Not on all SE’s!

    My Sweetwater SE Santana Standard actually has a smaller area at the nut, there was some over-hang.

    But that guitars neck is weird....
     
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  6. alex1fly

    alex1fly New Member

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    I was combing through old threads looking for this very thing.

    Did you put the core nut on your Santana SE despite the size difference?
     
  7. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Wouldn’t a USA standard nut work, then? I also misspoke, I should have said more shallow, from the end of the fretboard to the tip of the headstock.
     
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  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Yup.


    That I do not know.
     
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  9. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    I think its Bronze powder but don't quote me on that. This is something I need to do for my Santana SE sounds easy.
     
  10. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    I really need to change my se to a core nut.
     
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  11. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    Mark VerMurlen New Member

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    I’m curious, does my 2019 CE24 have a core nut or something else?
     
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  13. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    If you bought the guitar new, it is a core nut. If you bought it used, it is possible the original owner may have changed it out for an aftermarket nut.
     
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  14. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open-Ears / Zippered Lips

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    #14 CandidPicker, Oct 18, 2020
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  15. Injam

    Injam New Member

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    If I remember correctly Paul had to destroy an entire planet filled with tall blue people in order to obtain the unobtanium.
     
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  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Paul would never do that. He would open a factory there and a growth program! He’s shrewd!!
     
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