Big Bend's Nut Sauce on ABR-1 Saddles?

ThePanda

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I got some nut sauce for my nut.

Have you guys put it on your ABR-1 Saddles? Does it help intonation?

I saw it goes on bridges but I'm not sure...
 

AJK1

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Lead in your pencil works just as good in your nut
 

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Also: intonation is a completely different story. Nothing with fix it other than adjusting the saddles properly.
Thank you.

It stays in tone pretty well. I get a little 'tink' sound when I change strings and tone.
 

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Tink could be coming from the nut. As for BigBends, too expensive for my tastes. But should work well on saddles. 3 in 1 oil works really well and it’s cheap. I also use pencil lead or guitar grease from StewMac.
 

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The noise is most likely the nut binding the string. If the Big Bends doesn’t solve the problem, which it should, then you’ll have to address the nut, possibly by widening the slot (not deepening it).
 

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I also use Big Bends on saddles. Anywhere the string makes contact...except the frets...
 

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I agree that a plinking sound when tuning up means that your nut needs attention. And it is never a bad idea to lubricate friction points of strings. Your strings will tend to return to pitch after bends, and they might last longer before they break!
 

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I just lubed the nut only. It was weird I had to restretch my strings to get them to hold tune. I guess it was too dry and they were stuck.

I will do the saddles on the bridge and see what happens.
 

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Been using B B N S for about 15 years now,, love the stuff ,,,
 


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