Is a bone nut worth it?

Is a bone nut worth it?

Bone is one of the most popular replacement nut materials and is the favorite among many discriminating guitarists. Bone is very hard, yet it is easy to shape. It’s resistant to wear and produces a bright tone, without it becoming too harsh-sounding.

Is Tusq as good as bone?

While the difference between the two isn’t as pronounced as going from a cheap plastic nut to a bone or Tusq nut, there are definitely some advantages with Tusq. Tusq tends to produce notes that have more sustain and many find the tone much clearer and sharper. Even with bone blanks they will often sound different.

What are Graphtech nuts made of?

TUSQ is made from 100% organic polymers, contains no oil or animal by-products and is consistent from piece to piece, and within each piece.

What guitar nut is best?

Bone. Bone is arguably the best guitar nut construction material since it offers a number of desirable characteristics. Hard, dense, yet fairly light, this material offers remarkable strength against mechanical shocks and a fine tuning reliability, especially if periodically lubricated.

Can you file a plastic guitar nut?

File slowly, using a fine file, or use sandpaper. Use 800 to 1000 grit or even 2000 grit if you can find it for the final polish. 600 to 800 is usually adequate.

Are metal guitar nuts good?

While metal nuts are considered to be far superior in quality, tone, and longevity as compared to plastic, they do not fare well when put against their bone or fossilized ivory counterparts. The brass guitar nut is also extremely difficult to cut.

Is a TUSQ saddle better than bone?

Bone saddles almost always will sound better than the inexpensive plastic saddles used in less expensive guitars. However, with Tusq saddles, bone is not necessarily a better tone but is different. Generally speaking, the bone will produce a warmer and fuller tone, whereas Tusq will produce a brighter and cleaner tone.

Is NuBone better than TUSQ?

The major difference between TUSQ and NuBone is that TUSQ is a slightly harder material and has a slightly brighter sound. The tonal differenced is slight and not evident to everyone. Why should I carry NuBone in my store? Nubone is a great alternative to plastic for your repair shop.

What are Graphtech saddles made of?

String Saver Classics are made with an extremely high quality steel saddle with our patented String Saver material inserted in the string ramp. String Saver Classics preserve the classic look of a metal saddles while freeing you from the problem of breaking strings.

Is Corian good for a guitar nut?

Micarta, Corian and Tusq These are pretty good sounding materials and certainly a hefty step up from the usual plastics. I find that they tend to wear a little more quickly than a bone nut and, on a purely personal note, I find them a pain to work with (not that you should worry about that).

Does guitar nut affect tone?

First and foremost, it’s important to know that the material of the nut only influences the tone of the open strings directly. Indirectly, the nut also influences the overall tone of a guitar because the nut transfers the vibrations of the strings to the neck, so the material and density are crucial.

Why choose Graph Tech nuts?

When nuts are worn out or poorly constructed, problems such as string buzz, fretting out and tuning performance are just a matter of time. Graph Tech precision molds and engineers its nuts to create the most consistent tone and string balance, as well as precise string spacing to create the perfect piece for your instrument.

What are graphite nuts used for?

Actual graphite nuts were popular in the 80’s to solve string sticking problems when excesive trem use would keep them from returning to pitch. Real graphite is very slick, but it also sucks tone like a vacuum cleaner! Tusq, abnd Tusq-XL nuts are not graphite.

Why choose graphgraph Tech?

Graph Tech precision molds and engineers its nuts to create the most consistent tone and string balance, as well as precise string spacing to create the perfect piece for your instrument. We’ll Change The Way You Play! WHAT IS AVAILABLE? Almost all of the work is done, all that is needed is final fit for length, height and thickness.

What’s the best nut for a high E string?

Graphtec is the way to go- if your high E-string doesn’t sustain very well, a Graphtec nut (tusq) will actually put more sustain to your notes.I have wrestled with new necks and gotten much better tone with tusq nuts,especially when I tried a mighty mite neck (never again!) Try them, it won’t cost much, and they come pre-slotted.