April 8th, 2012, 11:04 PM
I purchased a CVC about 2 years ago. The bridge pup went out within 2 weeks, but I had a Duncan Broadcaster lying around so I put that in nalong with a nicer selector switch. Later, I also added a Duncan vintage-style neck pup.
One thing that has alwas bugged me is that the low E string is closer to the edge of the fretboard than the high e string. I want to order a new Tusq pre-slotted nut from Stew Mac. They offer 2 different options: one with a flat bottom and one with a curved bottom and a center leg which you can sand off.
Does anyone know the which option is correct for a Squier Classic Vibe Custom? Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide.
April 8th, 2012, 11:46 PM
I can't speak of the CVC, but I put a new nut on my Squier Bullet Strat and its slot was flat. This guitar was made in Indonesia. Hope this helps at least a little bit.
You should be able to knock your nut out of its slot with a tap or two on the end and then you can see for yourself whether or not your slot is curved. You won't have to re-glue it to reinstall it--the strings will keep it in place until your new nut arrives.
April 8th, 2012, 11:56 PM
The Graphtech ones are both flat and curved:
April 9th, 2012, 03:30 AM
My cv50 has a flat nut slot.I guess that cvc's will be flat too.
April 9th, 2012, 02:43 PM
April 9th, 2012, 03:05 PM
95% sure it has a flat bottomed nut. I went through this process a few months ago with my CV50 and determined that it has a flat bottomed nut. But what I did for a temporary fix (that I have not changed yet) is to just build up the low E with a scrap of paper (used a business card) and soaked it in CA glue (crazy glue or whatnot) then just trimmed out the excess with a exacto knife. This lifted the string just enough to get rid of the buzz that I had, and created a very hard surface that has not worn down yet. I found the CV50 has a very soft plastic nut (that honestly should be replaced) but the CA glue created a harder surface than the original nut, and has worked for me since. I know others use bone dust or the like, but you get the hardness from the glue, and card stock seemed to work just fine in my case.
April 9th, 2012, 09:00 PM
My CV neck has a flat bottom nut. Be sure to cut away the finish on the ends.of.the. nut before you pop it out.