the strings slide through the slots with no resistance. i do a lot of string bending and this nut really helps keep me in tune. very easy to work with too(filing and shaping).
I like Tusq. It's my favorite nut material on basses when brass is not preferred. I get the 44.45mm unslotted ones. To slot it and shape it is a cinch. I wish Stewmac carried also the pre slotted ones for 4 and 5 strings bass though. One can never be lazy enough ;)
I've used these on three guitars now, a LP Studio and two Teles,I'm loathe to use anything else now unless it is for a vintage, period correct material instrument. Only require minor sanding for perfect action and installation. The tone is at least equal, and IMO better than bone.
I ordered about 3 of these in the past year or so and every one of them was a perfect fit both in the depth of the string slots and the width of the nut itself.
As expected, very good.
Installed in minutes and helps keep my Mexicaster in tune. Super!
Slots were correctly placed and shaped but the finish was very rough. Not of the quality that I require for my instruments.
These nuts are very high quality and sized perfectly for Stew-Mac fingerboards. We use them exclusively
A few minutes of careful sanding is all that's needed to get these nuts to fit. Smooth, easy tuning and the strings no longer bind in the nut. Great tuning stability. A must have for players that play hard and do a lot of hard string bending.
Really works great. Had to do a little shaving on the bottom edge to get a perfect fit, but these really are nice.
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