July 23rd, 2012, 03:28 AM
I ordered one for a PRS SE today, and another for a Epi Sheraton II. Do they typically come with the slots well thought out and cut? Or should I also be purchasing a set of files?
I would love to here your experience and thoughts on these, before I start working on the Sheraton II and a PRS SE 245. Both are in need of a new nut.
July 23rd, 2012, 07:30 AM
I put one on a PRS SE and an Epi es339 and did not need to do any file work on either.
July 23rd, 2012, 07:31 AM
I use Tusqs all the time for my strats and teles. Havn't had a bad cut slot yet.
I always use 10-46. I don't see why the Gibson style should be any worse.
July 23rd, 2012, 08:14 AM
You can buy them with & without the slots.
Easy to work if you want to cut your own or modify them.
July 23rd, 2012, 08:51 AM
Everyone I have bought were well laid out, just needed a bit of polish with 400 grit and maybe a little lowering of the nuts slots or the saddle. Tusq works VERY easily and doesn't stink like the buffalo bone and horn I would normally use. I haven't found anything even in the ball park for pre-made nuts/saddles. I have used Graph Tech saddles and nuts for close to twenty years (since the early 90's) and am always happy with their stuff. I am having a tough time NOT putting their complete Ghost system in my old Tele thinline build from back in the 90's (yep complete with all the synth parts), it's a constant struggle. Recently put Graph Tech's nut/compensated saddle/end pins on an Epi EL-00 I got used and they took a very good guitar and made it my go to guitar...there was minimal work involved and those few parts really opened up the sound of the instrument and got the action EXACTLY where I wanted it for finger pickin', chording and slide.