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easy way to raise a nut?

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is it better to take off the nut and put something underneath, or leave the nut in and put something in the slot?

 

unfortunately, i dont have the time or the cash to have the luthier look at it, so im going to have to tackle this one myself.

 

could it be a neck adjustment? my neck is straight, should i put a little relief in it? how effective would raising the saddles be?

 

my E string is buzzing horribly when it is open, and isnt as bad when fretted. i just had it professionally setup over thanksgiving, and the only thing that they do anything with was the nut.

 

thanks

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If it is a slot height issue and you need a quick/cheap fix, you should remove the nut and shim it up to the desired height.

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If it is a slot height issue and you need a quick/cheap fix, you should remove the nut and shim it up to the desired height.

 

:thu:

 

use a dab of superglue..the string break angle tension vertical component should do the rest

 

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A luthier once told me to take the paper that strings come in, and cut strips that fit inside where the nut goes. Then soak them in super glue, and let them dry overnight. in the morning, sand 'em smooth and shim until you get the height you're looking for.

After he told me all the work involved, I just went and bought a new nut. Worked great!

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