Check Out This Nut

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  1. FenderGyrl

    FenderGyrl Friend of Leo's

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    I found this in my parts box. I don't remember how I got it, or when I got it. Pretty cool concept.

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  2. Jupiter

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    Looks like it's specifically designed to snap strings. :D
     
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  3. trev333

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    Is it a pickup magnet/bar maybe?...
     
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    I was almost hesitant to open this!:)

    I was envisioning a close up of that kid that got bit by spider in "We're The Millers"...

    So you laid that down with the low e on right and high e on left?
     
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  5. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

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    Looks a little screwy...

    Interesting idea though - height adjustable across all six strings.
     
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  6. Brokenpick

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    Wait... it's not height-adjusting, it's a locking nut, -right?
    (or am I stupider than usual....)
     
  7. BigDaddyLH

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    Do you get two different widths to slot by turning it 90 degrees?
     
  8. HoodieMcFoodie

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    I think it's height adjustable. Notice the size of the slots across the nut go from thin to thick.
     
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  9. richa

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    I was guessing that just gave finer control of the height. But could be.
     
  10. Obsessed

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    Yeah, I agree. That could come in handy while experimenting with different action heights.
     
  11. w3stie

    w3stie Poster Extraordinaire

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    Height adjustable. I also have one but have never used it.
     
  12. HoodieMcFoodie

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    I quick fly around the interweb reveals this is indeed a height adjustable nut, made by German parts manufacturer ABM. Most commonly available from Allparts, but can also be found on fleabay.
     
  13. esseff

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    Simple idea and great concept. I want one!
     
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    I've seen those before somewhere, prolly guitar mag or catalog. 1980s I think.
     
  15. kplamann

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    I had one of those (or might still have it somewhere). It's a height adjustable metal nut; mine was brass.

    1980s, yes.
     
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    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    FenderGyrl can you please explain it for dummies like me?
     
  17. trev333

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    I'm just glad we don't actually need those in guitars....:twisted:
     
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  18. FenderGyrl

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    YEP

    YEP

    You got it Hoodie...Thanks for researching it !!!!
     
  19. the_lyall

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    I actually have one of these, I put it on my Jazzmaster that I made

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    lyall love that jazzmaster how do you get on with that nut. thought the picture was of a bridge when I first saw it
     
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