Black TUSQ XL Nuts

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Self-lubricating nuts from Graph Tech are ideal for string bending and tremolo work. Now in more sizes!

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For Fender® guitars and basses
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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Black TUSQ XL Nuts For Fender, unslotted, top radius, flat bottom

For Fender, unslotted, top radius, flat bottom

Black, unslotted
1-3/4" x 1/4" x 1/8"
(44.45mm x 6.20mm x 3.17mm)
10" (254mm) top radius; flat bottom
Item # 1865
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$13.35

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Black TUSQ XL Nuts For Fender, slotted, top and bottom radius

For Fender, slotted, top and bottom radius

Black, slotted for guitar
1-3/8" (35.18mm) string spread
1-11/16" x 7/32" x 1/8"
(42.93mm x 5.33mm x 3.35mm)
7-1/4" (184.15mm) top and bottom radius
Item # 1866
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Black TUSQ XL Nuts For Fender, slotted, top radius, flat bottom

For Fender, slotted, top radius, flat bottom

Black, slotted for guitar
1-3/8" (35.18mm) string spread
1-3/4" x 1/4" x 1/8"
(44.45mm x 6.20mm x 3.35mm)
7-1/4" (184.15mm) top radius; flat bottom
Item # 1884
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$13.35

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For Gibson® guitars
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Black TUSQ XL Nuts For Gibson, unslotted

For Gibson, unslotted

Black, unslotted
1-29/32" x 3/8" x 3/16"
(48.39mm x 9.52mm x 4.88mm)
12" (304.80mm) top radius
Item # 1868
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Black TUSQ XL Nuts For Gibson, slotted

For Gibson, slotted

Black, slotted
1-7/16" (36.20mm) string spread
1-3/4" x 11/32" x 3/16"
(44.07mm x 8.36mm x 4.98mm)
16" (406.40mm) top radius
Item # 1869
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For Epiphone® guitars
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Black TUSQ XL Nuts For Epiphone, slotted

For Epiphone, slotted

Black, slotted
1-3/8" (34.54mm) string spread
1-23/32" x 11/32" x 1/4"
(43.84mm x 8.89mm x 6.10mm)
15" (381.00mm) top radius
Item # 1873
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$13.35

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Product Details

Self-lubricating nuts from Graph Tech are ideal for string bending and tremolo work. Now in more sizes!

Extra slippery: TUSQ XL® is impregnated with Teflon® (500% more slippery than graphite). During tremolo bends, the strings slide in the slots, returning to accurate pitch.

Dense and resonant: Pressure-formed TUSQ transfers string energy more efficiently, without dead spots found in natural materials. Guitars come alive with enhanced harmonics, volume and sustain.

Pre-shaped: Slotted or unslotted, they require only minor trimming.



 

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Black TUSQ XL Nuts

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Great time-saver

By YoungTurq from Oregon coast
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 01, 2014


I put one of these into an after-market mighty-mite neck with a flat nut-slot that I used to replace the neck in my 1995 Fender Deluxe Roadhouse strat. The pre-slotted nut saves a great deal of time and eliminates the margin of error for lay-out of the slots. One caveat is that one must have proper-gauged nut files to do a clean, pro job of deepening the slots, as the whole nut is sized a bit "proud" and the slots are shallow to allow custom fitting. You still have to take your time and measure frequently...making a nut properly is one of the most difficult tasks because it doesn't take much to go too far and spoil the part...this made it a whole lot quicker and easier.

Nice Nuts

By tstell from Rockwell City, Iowa
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 14, 2014


This stuff makes for a pretty good nut at a reasonable price. I've used it before and will use again.

PERFECT FIT, EASY INSTALLATION

By TomPF from Lake Elsinore, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 05, 2014


Ordered one for my Gibson SG to replace the one I over-filed and made buzz. Perfect fit, and I think the black one fits the dark mahogany color of the body much better than the stock white one. Minor sanding to fit and a touch of TiteBond and I was rocking in minutes. Just make sure you order the width for your neck and you'll be good to go.

Love them nuts

By RockinRonnie from Ontario
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 04, 2013


I've purchased 2 of these over the past several months to upgrade Import guitars. They do require some sanding to get the height proper, but other than that no hassle. Slots were perfect both times. Easiest way to improve a guitar ...

Great nut

By rich.chaffins from Morgantown, WV
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 15, 2013


Works very well, looks great. No issues!

Okay now 

By Progbusters from SF Bay Area
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 23, 2013


Fits Epiphone Les Paul LS100 with no sanding. However slots cut tiny bit low so I put in a thin piece of vinyl as a shim to raise it higher. Anyways it sounds good so far and keeps in tune and perhaps increases sustain.

Nice

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Friday, May 17, 2013


The idea that you can buy a nut thats slotted and just drop it in and play is wrong so dont let these mislead you. They do require fitting and slotting. Ive found to get the 'slippery' factor to actually work you need to polish the slots a lot. They have a matte finish so if you want a polished nut youll need to go through the process. Its easy to work with and doesnt stink like bone. The only ones Ive noticed that have added good tonal qualities are the larger ones. Fender style are just too small it seems for the TUSQ material to enhance the tone. Mostly I prefer bone or sometimes Corian but if you get the slots on a TUSQ XL nut slippery smooth on a guitar with a traditional tremolo, it does help with tuning stability.

Tusq XL Nut

By Pegzhead from Burlington, Ontario
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 31, 2013


I had to replace a nut on a Yamaha 335 knock-off that I ruined trying to file the string channels. The original nut was too high (as are the frets) and I was getting terrible out-of-tune notes at first position chords. I decided to try and make life easier with a pre-slotted nut and one with some slippery properties. I needed some advice from the knowledgeable Stew-Mac staff regarding best choice and they came through in the usual speedy and friendly way. Removal and prep was easy since I had last version of Dan's Guitar Repair book and I followed the suggested course. The nut I chose was just a tad short in height for the Yamaha so I shimmed it. I sanded the glue spots and patiently kept installing it (unglued), playing it and adjusting the bridge until it felt right. I chose to file the nut ends and round the edges slightly before gluing and it went in without problem. The nut channels didn't need filing and after adjusting the bridge a bit, it plays like a dream. It was a lot easier to do than I thought and I saved a pile of money. I really took my time and measured and filed carefully and in the end, it paid off. For the money, these replacement nuts are great.

Nice nut

By Carlos Giron from Ny
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 21, 2013


the material is good, I recommend

Good investment

By A. Mantush from Minsk, Belarus
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 18, 2013


I've used TUSQ XL nuts twice. First time I've simply wanted to solve the problem with tuning stability on a hardtail superstrat. I came to the idea of self-lubricated nut several attemts with replacing the string trees and different lubes. The lubes are great, but they will work no longer as the lube wears off or gets oxidized. The problem was in the cheap synthetic bone nut. After getting a short experience with polycarbonate low-friction nut, which tone I didn't like at all, I thought about derlin nut or something like that. I'm glad with the choice of the TUSQ XL nut, because it's working quite well for few years without serious complaints. What about the tone? TUSQ is quite better in tonal characteristics than lots of man-made bone nuts, it's incredible better than cheap plastic nuts you can find on asian-made guitars, but it's a bit less responsive and harmonicaly-rich then bone nuts. Think like comparison of good solid-state and tube amps. But! If you're playing more heavy rock and you're picking hard, your vibrato and string-bending are strong, the TUSQ will work a bit better for you. If you're playing low to medium gain, and you have nice rig, that can emphasize well the harmonic richness of your axe - go bone nut. For me TUSQ XL works perfectly in my electrics, but I prefer bone nut for acoustic guitars. Anyway, it's a truly great investment, especially if you want to solve problems with tuning stability.

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