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 Post subject: Zero Glide nut
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:25 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Zero Glide nut
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:51 pm 
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I think it is a cool idea as a drop in zero fret. I think the system has a range of fret heights that can be used. Probably most who use it will end up with a better setup than if they filed their own slots. Personally I like to drop the 2 treble string a bit below where a zero fret would have them making an open F easier, I like the bass string to be a touch higher than a zero fret less chance of buzz.

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 Post subject: Re: Zero Glide nut
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I like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Zero Glide nut
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Adjustable!

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 Post subject: Re: Zero Glide nut
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Looks really nice and clean. Love to try one, but they're thirty bucks a pop. I can see why manufacturers might not want to use them, a regular nut can be made to perform similarly and that's about the cheapest part on a guitar that you can see from the outside. But thirty bucks ain't much over the life of nice guitar made without cutting factory corners like a factory needs to.

Comments about nut material (bone, ivory, tusq, etc.,) seem to circulate around the notion that the nut material makes a difference acoustically. Implication for me is, if that is true, that putting on a capo ought to make the guitar sound different seeing as the nut is now a metal fret. At least I haven't encountered such an argument.

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