Thread: Nut shim up
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Old 10-28-2017, 11:18 AM
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I've just learned that I've been doing it the hard way for the 22 years I've been in the repair business. I've always used a matching wood veneer (with the grain the same direction as the neck) or bone - either of which I still believe is preferable to paper if the nut's more than just a little low.

It's not that I hadn't considered using some sort of paper to shim a nut, but I somehow assumed that it might be unprofessional to do so. But now that I have Frank Ford's permission, that changes everything!

And honestly, I hadn't ever considered gluing in a nut with thin CA with the strings still on (a tip from the article mentioned above). Thanks Frank!
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