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Anyones nuts squeeking?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by PeterVV, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. PeterVV

    PeterVV Tele-Afflicted

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    About 2 or 3 weeks after changing strings, my 1st and 2nd stings start to squaeek and creak in the nut slots when I bend them. I always use a bit of graphite in the slot when I change them, but it still seems to happen? any ideas?
     
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    You should probably get a new Nut cut at a guitar shop. Your strings are just to big for the slots. You might want to try widening the slots with a file. Good luck!
     
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    Well sometimes when I ... oh, never mind.
     
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    brookdalebill Doctor of Teleocity

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    That's why I always wear two pairs of drawers!:D
     
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    Well in my case I... Wait. What?
     
  7. PeterVV

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    strange considering that the guitar only has 10s on it, so the nut should be fine. and it is when i first change the strings? its only as the strings get older?
     
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    Bongocaster Friend of Leo's

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    Some of them are cut for 9s eh.
     
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    Best guess is that its simply the process of the string just slowly working / wedging its way further down into an undersized slot. While it initially can help, no amount of graphite can overcome the underlying problem. Just a couple light swipes with a proper sized nut file will fix it.
     
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    You may need to see a doctor.
     
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    Is there a saying about the squeaky nuts get the most grease. Oh well...I bet there are chicks that dig squeaky nuts.
     
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    Just squeeze a little KY on there and thing will loosen up nicely.
     
  13. Vizcaster

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    A poorly cut nut slot can bind the strings, and depending on the geometry this can take time to become a problem. Frank Ford has a good explanation of what can go wrong on his site, Frets.com.

    But in my experience the squeaky nuts don't get greased nearly as much as they want to...
     
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    And make at least one pair jockeys to reduce friction otherwise virgin coconut oil will help but it's quite expensive so use it sparingly.
     
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