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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!

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 For Fender, unslotted, top radius, flat bottom

For Fender, unslotted, top radius, flat bottom

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

For Fender, slotted, top and bottom radius

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

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

For Gibson, 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

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

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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Black TUSQ XL Nuts

About This Item

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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5.0

Lovin these nuts!

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These nuts are very high quality and sized perfectly for Stew-Mac fingerboards. We use them exclusively

5.0

Great tuning stability

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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.

5.0

Awesome

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Really works great. Had to do a little shaving on the bottom edge to get a perfect fit, but these really are nice.

5.0

good quality

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a little sanding is required to get these to fit, but nothing unsual. they work and sound great

5.0

Awesome

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Replaced the plastic nut on my Might Mite neck and immediately noticed a difference.

5.0

The perfect string nut every time! Cellini Custom Guitars/Las Vegas,Nv.

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What can I say, these are awesome! Every time I build a new guitar, this is my string nut of choice. Just a little sanding and polishing of the sides and maybe the bottom a little bit and that's it! Ready to go!

5.0

Perfect for the right applications

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I do mods & repairs for friends, & StewMac is one of the few places I was able to locate a Fender-form black Tusq with the flat bottom (as opposed to the three-point "universal"), & at a very competitive price in bulk. As some other reviewers have noted, these probably won't last forever, but while I'm not a dive-bomb fanatic, I've personally killed brass, bone, & Micarta. I tell my clients that anyone who needs longevity & doesn't want to have a new nut installed every year should go for a roller or a locker. It's simply darned handy to have a pre-slotted drop-in replacement, made from top-grade materials -- the things even "clink" like bone. My clients are impressed, & I save time.

5.0

Great Product

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I just got done rebuilding an American Standard Strat and I put this nut on it. Not only did it fit perfectly, but I can use the tremelo a lot more without having to retune. I also did a full custom job on my B.C. Rich Warlock and one of the things I did was replace the stock plastic nut with one of the black tusq nuts sized for a Gibson. The string spacing is just right. The only modification I had to do with this nut is to tril it to size from side to side just over a millimeter. But other than that, it fit great. I only had to retune it once after restringing for the strings to set, and scince then, it's been dead on. I LOVE IT. Right now I am doing a full custom job on my Dean Razorback and I am going to definitely use the Black Tusq XL nut on it as well. It's hard to find a better nut.

4.0

tusq nut

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the gibson style nut should be a little thicker on the base like a 1/4 of an inch at least 6,3 mm. Thanks.

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Tusq nuts

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This item is easy to work with. But dose not last long. The strings get stock in it after a wail.

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