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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

You can't go wrong with Stew Mac

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Fast service like always that's way Stew Mac has my account every since i saw one of their catalogs in the trash can at a Music Store i got it out the trash and i've been building guitars or modding them ever since and this works for me

5.0

Went for the looks, stayed for the quality.

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When I rebuilt my tele-clone about 4 years ago and wanted to swap out the cream-colored nut. Aside from a little sanding, the tusq nut was fairly easy to install. I have had no issues with action or string buzz. I would buy again.

1.0

Avoid

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The fit nicely into my Gibson but the high E and B string slots were cut far too deeply creating overt buzzing on the first fret. I did the super glue and Graphite trick but Should have had too.. and the reason I bought these is for their slippery quality --- adding super glue to fill in those two grooves kind of ruins that slippery smoothness.

Response from StewMac

We're very sorry the Tusq nut wasn't right for your project. If you are not satisfied you may return it for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273 (Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm EST). We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

Easy improvement in tone

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Required some sanding to get it to size, otherwise dropped right in. Sounds way better than the plastic nut it replaced.

4.0

Black Tusq XL Nut

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great product and exactly what was expected....

5.0

Very Good

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Very good Nut. Sounds good and very easy to Slot.

4.0

TUSQ XL Nuts

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I recently watched the how to video on how to change a guitar nut using this preslotted TUSQ Nut and found it easy to do even for a novice like myself. One of the best ways of dealing with a guitar that has tuning issues.

5.0

Great time-saver

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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.

5.0

Nice Nuts

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

5.0

PERFECT FIT, EASY INSTALLATION

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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.

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