Upgrade nut on PRS SE Custom 24

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  1. AxlGianne

    AxlGianne New Member

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    Hi everyone!
    I have a PRS SE Custom 24 2016 model, and I have tuning problems especially when I use trem, I read that's the problem of cheap plastic nut and tuners so I decided to upgrade in first tuners with Schaller M6 locking tuners and they are great, really. ❤
    Problems however remain because i use 10-52 strings scale and stock nut is made for 9-42, so I read that there is a fantastic nut, PT 6643 00 - BLACK TUSQ XL NUT by Graphtech and I would like to buy one but I have a question: it's perfect for my strings scale (10-52) or my tech have to adapt new nut to my strings scale?

    Help me please! Thank you

    P.S. sorry for my english but I'm italian
     
  2. Victek

    Victek New Member

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    According to the reviews you should be able to use 10s without having to modify the slots on the Black TUSQ XL Nut. Have a look here:

    https://www.amazon.com/Graph-Tech-Black-TUSQ-Electric/dp/B0037NVSYY
     
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  3. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    I use 10-52s as well. Because it's a hybrid set, the EBG strings will be fine, but you'll need to have a tech file the slots for the DAE strings to fit without risking binding. Just a note, I've owned several PRS SEs and never had a problem with the actual material of the SE nuts. If it was me, I would just take it to a tech and have him file the existing nut to accomodate a 10-52 set.
     
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  4. AxlGianne

    AxlGianne New Member

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    AxlGianne New Member

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    I prefer replace stock nut :) thank you
     
  6. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    At any rate, the TUSQ nut is made for a standard 10-46 set. If you want to use 10-52, it will require filing to accommodate the larger strings
     
  7. bodia

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

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    I'd replace the stock one with a Core nut.
     
  8. AxlGianne

    AxlGianne New Member

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    Ok ok ;) my tech will see what he has to do
    Thank you
     
  9. AxlGianne

    AxlGianne New Member

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    Too much expensive for me in this moment :(
     

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