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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.



$11.60

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For Fender® guitars and basses
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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

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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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1.0

Slots were way to deep.

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I bought this for my 2016 Explorer. As stated it doesn't take much filing, etc. to get it fitted. Once I got the thickness done I put it in the slot, got it where I wanted it, marked and filed to fit. Now when I went to check slot depth it was approximately 3/32nds to deep! Using layers of paper string packaging I built it up in the slot to get an idea of what I needed to raise it. It got to the point of the shim being over the small notch on the headstock side and still no where close to being usable. I have nothing bad to say about the company itself, just measure carefully your existing nut to see if the pre-made ones will work for you.

5.0

Nut

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Small but nice piece.

5.0

Consistent Quality

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Verified Buyer


I have purchased several of these... the quality is consistent. Thank you

5.0

Black TUSQ XL Nuts

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Verified Buyer


easy to work with and sounds great!

5.0

Great sustain

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Verified Buyer


I specifically purchased this tusq nut for it's legendary sustain reputation, and while it came pre slotted, I had to file in deeper slots, to suit my intonation and fretboard action, and I dressed it when complete to remove excess crown material, but it is really a great looking and great sustaining nut.

5.0

The Best Nuts

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Verified Buyer


These are great nuts and work down very consistently and evenly....they also sound great on the guitars I've used them on. Can't say enough positive about these.....

5.0

Exactly as advertised

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Verified Buyer


Bout this to replace broken nut on an old Epiphone Slasher (Firebird/Explorer hybrid with bolt on neck). It fit perfectly after just a little sanding and works well with NYXL strings.

2.0

expensive

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Verified Buyer


Too much money for blank material . And it is too soft. It must be harder. On PRS and other fabric guitars it is harder, groowes can be polished beter and it is beter tonally than this

4.0

Helps tuning stability but was slotted too low and caused buzzing

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Verified Buyer


Nice and easy to make fit in old nuts place. The slots were filed too deep and caused considerable fret buzz when strings played open. I suppose I'll make due with it but the slots are better being too high rather than too low. That way you can slot them yourself for perfect nut action. Ordered the epiphone preslotted nuts for all my epiphone collection so I can't speak for the nut blanks.

5.0

drop in nut

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Very nice. Just dropped right in to the ebony Fender fingerboard from SM.
Nice n easy. Much faster and easier than making nuts out of wood as I usually would.

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