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Mitchell Abrasive Cord

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Guitar floss! After using your nut files, smooth the string notches with Mitchell Abrasive Cord. It helps keep the strings from binding in the slots, for more reliable tuning.

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Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
6125 .015" (.38mm), 200-grit, Mitchell's #60 Yes

6126 .018" (.46mm), 200-grit, Mitchell's #55 Yes

6127 .030" (.76mm), 200-grit, Mitchell's #54 Yes

6128 .055" (1.40mm), 150-grit, Mitchell's #52 Yes

6129 Set of all 4 SAVE $1.50 Yes

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Available in four versatile thicknesses, Mitchell Abrasive Cord also smooths the string notches in metal bridge saddles, to reduce string breakage.

12-foot roll (3.66 meters).

Sold individually or SAVE when you order all four.

Tough Mitchell Abrasive Cord is coated with durable silicon carbide and aluminum oxide microgrit. It's great for smoothing the string slots in archtop guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin and resonator guitar bridges, to help eliminate string buzz.

Cleans screw threads
Deburrs metal and plastic
Smooths fine edge details in sawn pearl inlays
Smooths bridge pin hole string slots
12-foot (3.66 meter) roll

You'll find lots of other handy uses for it in your shop!

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Mitchell Abrasive Cord
Mitchell Abrasive Cord
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5 3-05-2014

I used this cord for the saddles and the nut on both Fender and Gibson models. A great option if you don't have special files.

RF-GUITARS  Canada Read my reviews (5)
5 2-01-2014
Excellent, clean and easy to use

I use 11-49 gauge on all my guitars and always tend to have some problems with strings sticking in the nut slots however careful I try to be with lubrication. On my Music Man Luke II, the low E string was raised off the bottom of the slot, which was evidently made for skinnier bass strings. I used Mitchell's cord back and forth and now the string sits correctly in the slot, making it much nicer to play as well as helping with obvious tuning problems. Very good product. Protect your headstock as it has no mercy on wood either. I got away with the slightest of little nicks. However, great product and very useful for this and other things linked to guitars etc.

theWAIT  Milan, Italy
5 10-21-2013

Makes life a lot easier and takes the frustration out of smoothing slots. Can't imagine how anyone would break these, they are like any abrasive type tool, let it do the work for you and don't force it.

Kelly T  dededo,guam Read my reviews (13)
5 7-12-2013
Works great

When using their nut files for the smaller strings I kept getting a ping sound from a burr I just couldn't get rid of in the nut. This abrasive cord does an excellent job of cleaning out the slots. Highly recommended when slotting a bridge too.

Todd  Winnipeg Manitoba Read my reviews (9)
5 5-20-2013

Really great item, smooths out nut and saddle slots, with little to no pressure, so the strings can ride over the surface smoothly. Follow with some guitar grease to eliminate those pesky tuning hiccups

bravo667  Brampton, ON Read my reviews (7)
5 3-08-2013
Abrasive cord

This product works well for me. It does a good job of smoothing nuts and anything else. Great invention! A must have product.

Gene Mothershed  Beckville, Texas Read my reviews (14)
5 3-02-2013

-Great for filing/radius-ing T.O.M. Saddles.
-Works on titanium!!!
-Not much strength needed, only patience, and the cord won't break.
Overall super useful because they work on titanium... :)

Kevin Wang  New York, NY
5 1-25-2013
Great stuff!!!

There is nothing better to finish the polishing of nut slots in the world... Just enough grit to slowing bring the slot to perfection..

Greg G.  Coldwater, MI Read my reviews (7)
5 10-31-2012
Another must have.

This is the best for smoothing nut slots! I read that some other reviewers have had problems with the cord breaking... The trick is to let the cord do the work for you. There is no need to put too much tension on the cord for it to do it's job!

Dingobass  Perth, Australia Read my reviews (76)
5 9-18-2012
Great - for different reasons

Like others, I find these pretty useless for polishing nuts and saddle slots, but as I'm a fan of really heavy strings (.070"-.080" on the 6th), I'm often finding that the string holes in tuner posts are just a TOUCH too small. These are the perfect way to open them up a bit, and keep them polished and perfect.

Greg Robinson - Guitar & Amplifier Technician  Melbourne, Australia Read my reviews (54)
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