Anybody have problems with their nuts coming out?

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  1. AlanH

    AlanH Senior Member

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    No this is not a thread about ill fitting trousers!

    I'm tempted to change the stock corian nuts on my Gibbys for Graph Tech versions but I hear that Gibson epoxy in their corian nuts making them almost impossible to remove without damage or chipping.

    How widespread is this problem and what years of manufacture are we talking about?
     
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    archey Senior Member

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    timgman Senior Member

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    BWAHHAHA.. only in spedos!
    But seriously, Freddy G. has an awesome tutorial somewhere on removing gibby nuts..
    I used a similar approach recently with great success. It's not NEARLY as fast as one might think to do!
     
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    timgman Senior Member

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    Here it is!

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  5. stp

    stp Senior Member

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    they pop right out hammer and a small block of wood
     
  6. stp

    stp Senior Member

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    he goes way more then you need to do with the hacksaw after you score it you can tap it out .also the guitar I did was a faded studio
     
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  7. Freddy G

    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

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    he does, does he?
     
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    GitFiddle Senior Member

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    Lol :rofl:
     
  9. ARandall

    ARandall Senior Member

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    Freddy is a craftsman.....so he goes as far as needed to 'do the job right'. Of course there are plenty who never get that far down the road.
     
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    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

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    To stp....sure, sometimes, maybe even most times you can just score around the nut and whack it out. I'm glad it worked for you, but I won't take that chance, it's just a few minutes of my time to guarantee I don't damage a client's guitar.
     
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    ARandall Senior Member

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    ^ and there you can see the though process of a pro
     
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    timgman Senior Member

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    Yes what’s 12 more minutes...
     
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    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    And thats 12 minutes with him taking the time to tell us layman's how its done. So under 10 with no distractions im sure.
     
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    moreles Senior Member

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    I own several guitars with chips around the nut from previous owners doing things the "fast" way. It took me literally decades to learn to enjoy doing things beautifully, with results that last, rather than simply seeking to "get 'er done." The nut area is a focus of attention both mechanically and visually. Doing good work there is really rewarding and, increasingly, very rare. I don't think it maks any sense to do excellent nut work in Corian or Tusq, two acceptable synthetics, when bone is beautiful and self-lubricating as well.
     
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    yamariv Senior Member

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    Tough to find a "Real" Craftsman these days....Freddy, don't change your ways, you are a rare breed! :dude:
     
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    The Ballzz Senior Member

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    Ya Know..........? :hmm: :hyper:
    Just Sayin'
    Gene
     
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    I heard Louis C.K. had this happen and it's definitely causing him problems
     
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    Sorry, had to....
     
  19. AlanH

    AlanH Senior Member

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    Thanks guys. The vid was great. A lot quicker than another one I saw.
     

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