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Title: Be Safe When Filing Your Nuts!
Post by: drathbun on August 08, 2008, 11:21:52 PM
I've just discovered a new technique for protecting the headstock while filing nut slots:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/drathbun/Linked%20Photos/DSCF0863.png)

It also has the added advantage of reducing your GAS by cutting up your credit card!  :tongue:


Title: Re: Be Safe When Filing Your Nuts!
Post by: Danny on August 09, 2008, 02:43:00 AM
      Another good use for a credit card in guitar maintenance is if you can slide it in between the joint of the top pieces then your guitar is too dry. Really it is...too dry.  :whistling:        :guitar


Title: Re: Be Safe When Filing Your Nuts!
Post by: Edwardtang on August 09, 2008, 06:21:12 AM
So it is true! Somethings are priceless! (Mastercard)

Thanks for sharing...that is a great way to protect your guitar..although now I can think of other substitutes.  :thumb


Title: Re: Be Safe When Filing Your Nuts!
Post by: drathbun on August 09, 2008, 04:59:24 PM
Actually that MC has expired, I just haven't cut it up yet. Also, I should have had another piece of protection over the fretboard.


Title: Re: Be Safe When Filing Your Nuts!
Post by: flathead on August 10, 2008, 01:59:06 PM
2008 Gibson Songwriter
2006 Epiphone EJ160e
2006 Ric 360/12FG
2006 Epiphone Casino
2005 Ric 4003FG Bass
2005 Yamaha FG720-12        /___________ expired ????..... I heard it was maxed out!!!!!!
2004 Larrivee L05                \
2004 Fender AmDlx Strat
2003 LaPatrie Classical
1981 Ric 320JG
1968 Yamaha FG150 Red Label


Title: Re: Be Safe When Filing Your Nuts!
Post by: drathbun on August 10, 2008, 05:59:40 PM
They don't let you max 'em out anymore... just keep increasing your headroom!


Title: Re: Be Safe When Filing Your Nuts!
Post by: Barefoot Rob on August 24, 2017, 03:48:53 AM
I do that on both sides of the nut.


Title: Re: Be Safe When Filing Your Nuts!
Post by: Mikeymac on August 28, 2017, 08:13:52 PM
I do that on both sides of the nut.

Yeah, seems like a section of the credit card that can fit in between the nut and first fret would work well for protection. Then cut it to the width of the fingerboard at the nut and just tape it to the neck.


Title: Re: Be Safe When Filing Your Nuts!
Post by: Walkerman on August 29, 2017, 04:44:48 PM
Never mind, thought you said flinging ....