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G STRING TUNING ISSUES

EXPLRGAB

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And so...after having a bone nut installed....in Nashville.....I feel there is a positive tonal difference.....but, there is more of a G String tuning issue than previously experienced with the 2019 R8 nylon nut. Yes, I use nut lubricant. The Strings have been on a good while...two months.... before the out of tune issue has became more prominent....and there is upon occasion..the pinging associated with the string binding in the nut.
So I have read and I am thinking that a few light passes with......the Stew Mac Abrasive Dental Floss may just be enough to mitigate the tuning issue...Any information and/or perspective regarding this technique to correct the G String Tuning issue is appreciated...
 

EXPLRGAB

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Thank you... will keep that in mind... putting this together...I am thinking the lightest of passes with the abrasive floss...ONLY, to debur the nut slot. I am still in the research phase...I wonder if there are specific gauges of abrasive floss that correspond to string gauges.
 

Wilko

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A light pass with a proper nut file in the correct guage will clear it just fine. You'll get the best, smoothest even result.

Whoever installed the nut should make it right.
 

Cranknfrank

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A light pass with a proper nut file in the correct guage will clear it just fine. You'll get the best, smoothest even result.

Whoever installed the nut should make it right.
Definitely......unless you just don't want to go back to the luthier that did the work. You paid for a new nut....it should function properly. They should make it right for you.
 

El Gringo

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Why would you replace the factory nut ? for the bone nut and now the tuning issue on the G string ?
 

KR1

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The original-formula nylon is much harder than bone. With a bone nut, the slot angle, slope, and sides will need attention in order to mitigate the G-string grip.

Bone is good but only if it’s trimmed and shaped for the string set.

I’m curious: Why leave nylon for bone?
 

renderit

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You do BONE for TONE.

I used to do it on all my guitars.

Only then BONE was usually ivory.
 
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