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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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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.

5.0

Love them nuts

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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 ...

4.0

Great nut

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Works very well, looks great. No issues!

4.0

Okay now 

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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.

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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.

5.0

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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.

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