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StringPicker6
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« on: May 13, 2022, 03:48:24 PM »

I recently got a nice set up on my OM-40R, and the only major work the luthier did was make the nut string slots deeper.  I was very happy with the result, but now I'm noticing the low E string will buzz against the first fret if I strum it a wee bit heavier (not aggressively).  Short of major guitar surgery and putting in a whole new nut, could a luthier use some of that special powder and crazy glue to rebuild the height of the slot and re-cut it?  On the East Coast it's getting more humid in the Spring now, but I don't think that this is a truss rod issue, since it's definitely vibrating on the first fret.  Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2022, 11:51:12 PM »

Bone dust and superglue to build it up a hair would be the standard way of fixing this.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2022, 11:11:16 AM »

Yes, it should be a very cheap repair. Baking soda and CA glue. Takes 20min, tops (though you'll pay for a standard unit of labor). Just be careful where you take it as some techs make an absolute mess on the finish when doing this simple fix.
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« Reply #3 on: Today at 07:57:03 PM »

Isn’t a replacement nut like under $10? Then get it cut fresh, rather than filled.


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