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Gauged Nut Slotting Files for Bass

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Gauged Nut Slotting Files for Bass

About This Item

Our tempered edge-cut nut files produce round-bottom slots, to ensure that the strings seat properly in the nut without buzzing.

Each chrome-alloy steel file has twin 4" cutting edges. Among our most popular tools, these professional files help you get the job done quickly and correctly.

TIP: A nut file can be rocked back and forth while cutting, to form a slightly wider slot when necessary.

What files do I need?
Choose nut slotting files that are the same size or no more that a few thousands larger than your individual string gauges. A smaller file can also be rocked side-to-side to widen a slot to the desired size. For example, you can cut a .043" slot with a .042" file by moving it around a bit.


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Making a Nut, Step-by-Step

Dan Erlewine, of Stewart-MacDonald's R&D Team, walks you through making and installing a new nut.

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Perfect!

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What a great file. Cuts very quickly. Saves time!

4.0

Good tools at a good price

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I need this for my bench as I have been repairing more bases as of late. These files have worked well and are well-made. I would recommend them to someone who is starting out.

5.0

Nothing but the best

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Compared these to my Japanese files - smoother and less aggressive with a very nice bottom curve (almost sounds like a fine wine). Great feel and very predictable. Worth the cost, glad I got them!

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