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Repairing A Bone Nut. 
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Crystal Lettucer
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Have any of you ever filled the string grooves in a bone nut? My LP Custom has some worn grooves and it is wreaking havoc on the action. I can't eliminate the fret buzz on the low E. My hunch is that the previous owner(s) used .11's.

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Yeah use baking soda and super glue. Fill the groove and wait until it completely dries out, then recut it.

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GuitarBilly wrote:
Yeah use baking soda and super glue. Fill the groove and wait until it completely dries out, then recut it.

Yup.


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It turns out that I have both sitting here on the table.

What kind of slurry do you make? Like a thick paste?


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The same trick works with bone dust too

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BroSlinger wrote:
The same trick works with bone dust too



Like with my Geman Shepherds ashes? I will totes do that.


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TurboPablo wrote:
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The same trick works with bone dust too



Like with my Geman Shepherds ashes? I will totes do that.

Goldendoodles have better tone. Maybe try that first?

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exafro wrote:
TurboPablo wrote:
BroSlinger wrote:
The same trick works with bone dust too



Like with my Geman Shepherds ashes? I will totes do that.

Goldendoodles have better tone. Maybe try that first?



I have a tin of German Shepherd ashes though. Plus, Goldendoodles don't rock as hard.


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Easiest method. Get some 320 grit. Sand the top of the nut. Back n forth a doZen Times or what not. The bone nut dust will fill the slots. Drop a dab of super glue in slot you want to fill.. super glue hardens bone dust. Re-file

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GuitarBilly wrote:
Yeah use baking soda and super glue. Fill the groove and wait until it completely dries out, then recut it.


this is the correct answer


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Kardula wrote:
GuitarBilly wrote:
Yeah use baking soda and super glue. Fill the groove and wait until it completely dries out, then recut it.


this is the correct answer

Its one answer. Lol.

I’d wager most repair men are using bone dust. It makes more sense tbh. And also you don’t make a paste first. I mean I guess you can do anything but it’s just making a bigger mess. Plus unless you use the thick super glue it’ll harden before you get it in the slot. Fill the slot with bone dust like I explained first or pack it full it with baking soda. Using water thin super glue, not the thick gel shit, drop a dab of thin glue in the slot. It’ll wick it’s way thru the dust and create a nice hard fill. You may have to Do a 2nd filling the same as the first if you want to get even more complete fill so one can slot almost like its brand new.

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