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Installed a Tusq nut

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Keefsdad, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Keefsdad

    Keefsdad Tele-Meister

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    On my Monoprice Tele. I was surprised at how easy it was. The guitar played fine as it was but the spacing was off and it bugged me to look at it. The fingerboard is flatter than a Fender, probably 12.5 radius, so i left the little tab in the middle on, and it worked perfectly. I just had to sand the edges down a little. The string height was perfect as is.
     
  2. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

    May 15, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    I put a tusq nut on my washburn 335 clone, and the hardest part was filing out the groove on the neck to accept the new nut (the stock nut on the guitar was narrower, cheap and made the A and D strings sound weird).
    But once I got the neck groove cut correctly, it popped right in, all the pre-cut slots were perfect, and it really improved the tone of the A/D strings. Plus, no more binding "pings".
     
  3. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

  4. dkmw

    dkmw Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Mar 30, 2016
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    The easier thing to do is to file the the thickness of the nut to fit the slot:)
     
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  5. Festus_Hagen

    Festus_Hagen Tele-Meister

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    This. :)
     
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  6. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

    May 15, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    Yep I did do a bit of that, but the slot needed to be cleaned up and deepened a bit anyway.

    I agree.
     
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