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 Post subject: Making a brass nut.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:17 am 
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I found this video and its pretty good. Dude makes a brass nut and explains what hes doing.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKsGybMZkJ4


2 questions, any one know about the plateing process hes doing at the end and did you freak too at the 1.14 min mark when it looked like dude had a tail.

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 Post subject: Re: Making a brass nut.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:44 pm 
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Didn't notice that the first time, but saw it and had to laugh. Dude must have a cat in his buttox - saw a tail and a leg Poor kitty :lol:

Good video showing the entire process. But seriously though, way TOO MUCH trouble. You can buy a brass blank already shaped and with the string slots cut correctly for a gibson or an electra fairly cheaply on ebay - you just have to do final slotting for the strings and round off teh edges for the sides slightly so it feels good and does not overlap by a mm or a half. It looks completely like the stock one. The also have one that has some compensation in it, but I have not tried that one. It is neat to see how he does it though. But this way you don't have to have the nut rule and a large piece of brass to cut and shape. That takes a ton of work.

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