Nut width too small, will it cause problems?

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by mentaldisorder3, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. mentaldisorder3

    mentaldisorder3 Junior Member

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    I ordered this but but apperantly it doesn't fit. There is a small gap as you can see. All the string will fit on it but, would that small gap cause problems?

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  2. GRASS

    GRASS Senior Member

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    My advice would be get one that fits.
     
  3. JohnnyN

    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    +1
     
  4. Charlize

    Charlize Junior Member

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    Yes will be problem.

    Will be more difficult to add a fitting shim than to replace the incorrect one you have. Do not waste your time on a part that is little money.
     
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  5. Guitarmaniac5150

    Guitarmaniac5150 Junior Member

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    I installed a tusq nut on my standard and it fit perfect out of the package.
     
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  6. mentaldisorder3

    mentaldisorder3 Junior Member

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    Cool. Do you have a link for it?
     
  7. stiff fingers

    stiff fingers Premium Member

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    tusq xl nut. perfect fit with IMG_2796.JPG no sanding or fitting.
     
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  8. PierM

    PierM Premium Member

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    Bought this nut for my Epi Custom, and does fit perfectly but it's too low, so I now need a shim.
     
  9. Guitarmaniac5150

    Guitarmaniac5150 Junior Member

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    The best thing to do is measure the L x W x H with venier calipers. Their website has alot of different sizes.
     
  10. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    moreles Senior Member

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    As other say: yes, it is a potential (not probable, but definitely possible) problem, and it looks terrible, too. Glad you're replacing it. Just measure and get the right size. Fitting a nut, even when it's the right size, can be tricky, as the slot heights are critical. But there's no way around it, and getting a proper nut is really worth it.
     
  12. howardlo

    howardlo Senior Member

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    The 6061 nut is made to fit 2014 and newer Epis. That was the year they changed their nut slots. The 6060 fits Epis made prior to 2014. Been through that. It was quite a while before they began making the ones to fit the newer ones.
     
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  13. SwisherSweets

    SwisherSweets Senior Member

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    Get a nut that fits. Tusq brand or WD music pre slotted epiphone nuts work.
     

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