The right gauges for cutting and shaping string slots on electric bass, in one convenient set.
Each chrome-alloy steel file has twin 4" cutting edges. Among our most popular tools, these professional files help you get the job done quickly and correctly.
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StewMac tech advisors specify these sets for bass:
#0887 For 4-string
0.046", 0.065", 0.085", and 0.105"
#0888 For 5-string
0.046", 0.065", 0.085", 0.105", and 0.125"
Just want one? Each file is also sold individually.
Match the file to the string gauge
Choose a file of the same size as the string, or no more than a few thousandths wider. By rocking the file side to side, you can widen the slot to fit a slightly wider string.
Get a better grip on your files!
Our new Nut File Backer makes these files even easier to use. It acts like a spine, stiffening the file for a straighter, more accurate cut—no more slipping and sliding on a slick nut or saddle. We have models for narrow and wide files, giving you complete control.
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