February 24th, 2010, 08:51 PM
I have a nut on my tele that came with my warmoth neck. After setting everything up I checked the string height at 1st fret with a stewmac string height gauge. All strings were reading about .032 about first fret. So i filed them down to the following depths: Low E .016, A .015, D .015, G .006, B .008 E .008. Did I go too low on the G string? It's not buzzing or anything. Is there anyway to raise it back up or should I put a new nut in?
February 24th, 2010, 08:58 PM
If it's not buzzing then why would you need to put a new one in?
February 24th, 2010, 09:05 PM
You can build a nut slot back up by using a mixture of bone dust and superglue, but like grifff sez, if it's not buzzing, why do it? Go by the sound and feel — that's reality. The measurements are all theoretical.
February 24th, 2010, 09:06 PM
That's a good point. But i see that some people here don't recommend going that low. Just wondering if it pose any problems with playability.
February 24th, 2010, 09:20 PM
Fill the slot with baking soda as best you can and then a drop or two of super glue.
February 24th, 2010, 10:19 PM
It was a graphtech nut, so I took a spare that I had and filed off some dust and filled the slot with it. I then poured a drop of water thin super-glue in there. I let it dry and refiled....Worked like a charm!! Thanks for the responses.