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Anyones nuts squeeking?

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

  1. PeterVV

    PeterVV Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 14, 2011
    South Wales, UK
    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?
     
  2. sparkletele123

    sparkletele123 Tele-Meister

    326
    Jun 13, 2012
    London, UK
    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!
     
  3. shovelrider

    shovelrider Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 2, 2013
    Chicago
    Well sometimes when I ... oh, never mind.
     
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  5. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    That's why I always wear two pairs of drawers!:lol:
     
  6. DTPBUSCHPILOT

    DTPBUSCHPILOT Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 21, 2010
    McKinney, TX
    Well in my case I... Wait. What?
     
  7. PeterVV

    PeterVV Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 14, 2011
    South Wales, UK
    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?
     
  8. Bongocaster

    Bongocaster Friend of Leo's

    Some of them are cut for 9s eh.
     
  9. Tom Pettingill

    Tom Pettingill Tele-Holic

    667
    Sep 5, 2010
    California
    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.
     
  10. adam.gotch

    adam.gotch Tele-Meister

    263
    Jan 16, 2012
    Santa Barbara
    You may need to see a doctor.
     
  11. sjruvolo

    sjruvolo Tele-Meister

    374
    May 22, 2013
    New York
    Is there a saying about the squeaky nuts get the most grease. Oh well...I bet there are chicks that dig squeaky nuts.
     
  12. TellySavalas

    TellySavalas Tele-Meister

    244
    Feb 8, 2013
    NE
    Just squeeze a little KY on there and thing will loosen up nicely.
     
  13. Vizcaster

    Vizcaster Friend of Leo's

    Sep 15, 2007
    Glen Head, NY
    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...
     
  14. soulman969

    soulman969 Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    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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