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  • #16
    +1 to all the nut not cut properly for the guage



    The nut file set in my tool kit is the most used by far and best $50 I have ever spent on guitar related gear. I got the norman file set 5+ years back on ebay but havent seen listings in the last few years (being an 8 piece it has some flexability and I have been able to use it for 9-11 guage electics and also acoustics).



    Stewmacs are a little expensive but if you are pretty set on gauges, i.e. nothing but 10s I would hand pick a 6 pc set from this:

    http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tools/Sp...ing_Files.html
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    • #17
      +1 to all the nut not cut properly for the guage



      The nut file set in my tool kit is the most used by far and best $50 I have ever spent on guitar related gear. I got the norman file set 5+ years back on ebay but havent seen listings in the last few years (being an 8 piece it has some flexability and I have been able to use it for 9-11 guage electics and also acoustics).



      Stewmacs are a little expensive but if you are pretty set on gauges, i.e. nothing but 10s I would hand pick a 6 pc set from this:

      http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tools/Sp...ing_Files.html
      Pickups and Parts For Sale...

      WTB BG Pups
      Good deals with Guitarzan1143, diceman1000, narwhal, playdabluze, GibsonVman, TFM53

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      • #18
        So, I cannot take the guitar back to the shop as it's been closed for a while, I have to wait until the end of the week. In the meantime I bought a set of 0.09s and the problem is still there. Obviously the string gauge is not the problem, which makes sense as the same gauge, 0,10 Ernie Ball cobalts were on the guitar before the setup. The guy who did the setup did mention that he adjusted the truss rod a bit. Could this be the problem? If it is, I don't know what I should do as the neck is indeed perfect now...Any other suggestions on what the solution could be, if the nut is not the culprit, and it looks like it isn't...Thanks!
        "Really the only way you can get good, unless you are a genius, is to copy" Ritchie Blackmore

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        • #19
          So, I cannot take the guitar back to the shop as it's been closed for a while, I have to wait until the end of the week. In the meantime I bought a set of 0.09s and the problem is still there. Obviously the string gauge is not the problem, which makes sense as the same gauge, 0,10 Ernie Ball cobalts were on the guitar before the setup. The guy who did the setup did mention that he adjusted the truss rod a bit. Could this be the problem? If it is, I don't know what I should do as the neck is indeed perfect now...Any other suggestions on what the solution could be, if the nut is not the culprit, and it looks like it isn't...Thanks!
          "Really the only way you can get good, unless you are a genius, is to copy" Ritchie Blackmore

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          • #20
            No, it's not the truss rod giving you issues. I don't see how it could be anything other than the nut.

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            • #21
              No, it's not the truss rod giving you issues. I don't see how it could be anything other than the nut.

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              • #22
                On a side note, I tried a set of those Cobolts and hated them. I took them off within an hour of playing on them, threw them in the trash, and put some Slinkys on instead. They seemed to have a looser wind? I'm not sure what it was, but they just didn't feel right to me.

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                • #23
                  On a side note, I tried a set of those Cobolts and hated them. I took them off within an hour of playing on them, threw them in the trash, and put some Slinkys on instead. They seemed to have a looser wind? I'm not sure what it was, but they just didn't feel right to me.

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                  • #24
                    A quick and dirty fix can be to take the next larger string (a D for a G, for instance) and rub it through the slot LIGHTLY; you're trying to widen the sides, not deepen the bottom.
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                    • #25
                      A quick and dirty fix can be to take the next larger string (a D for a G, for instance) and rub it through the slot LIGHTLY; you're trying to widen the sides, not deepen the bottom.
                      LarryProud Member: Mazi Bee MilitaGreat deals With: messiahofevil, Belt. xtchc1978, baddmann28, Overwhelmed987,OldGtrNovice,Ejendres and SlaveUnitWon't deal with: Bluesmann (counterfeit guitar fan)

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                      • #26






                        Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius
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                        The nut needs to be cut properly for the current string gauge.




                        the answer........is this /
                        "The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought"
                        Sir Thomas Beecham

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                        • #27






                          Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius
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                          The nut needs to be cut properly for the current string gauge.




                          the answer........is this /
                          "The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought"
                          Sir Thomas Beecham

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                          • #28
                            The nut is the issue.



                            My experience has been, when there are tuning issues, that the nut is to blame 99.9% of the time. Bridge saddles, MAYBE, but it's usually the nut.



                            Pencil graphite usually clears it up. I have a set of propane torch cleaner things that I use to clean up / shape nut slots and they work well enough for me. At some point I'd like to get a set of real nut files.
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                            • #29
                              The nut is the issue.



                              My experience has been, when there are tuning issues, that the nut is to blame 99.9% of the time. Bridge saddles, MAYBE, but it's usually the nut.



                              Pencil graphite usually clears it up. I have a set of propane torch cleaner things that I use to clean up / shape nut slots and they work well enough for me. At some point I'd like to get a set of real nut files.
                              --
                              Wagdog
                              Check out Lunar Commander on:
                              iTunes App Store
                              Google Play

                              Lunar Commander Lite - FREE!:
                              iTunes App Store
                              Google Play

                              Free Fireworks Show for Android

                              "Albert King could blow Eddie Van Halen away with his amp on stand-by"
                              - Joe Walsh


                              Good Transactions: Doctor Morbius(x2), Cadfael, bg-pups.com(x2), DCinDC, twotimingpete, dwerlin, DaleH, chqtarzan, sxyryan, lowbrow, albertus, vintage clubber

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                              • #30
                                What's confusing is that there was no problem before the setup. If it was the nut I would have noticed it a long time ago...weird. The guitar was re-strung with the same gauge, 0,10s
                                "Really the only way you can get good, unless you are a genius, is to copy" Ritchie Blackmore

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