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Old 06-11-2024, 08:14 AM
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Default Emerald nuts

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Has anyone removed/replace a nut on an Emerald? How "seriously" are they attached? I have removed/replaced on other non Emeralds and they are typically just lightly glued.

I am thinking about increasing the string spacing slightly is the reason I ask.

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Old 06-11-2024, 10:16 AM
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Simple operation really,I recently removed the factory fitted graphite nut from my X-30, using a hairdryer on a medium heat setting,playing it over the nut for nearly a minute,then gently tapping the nut free with a plastic headed hammer,it came off easily, I replaced it with a bone nut.
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Old 06-11-2024, 10:23 AM
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Thanks - was hoping they were "normally" attached nuts. Not like some other carbon guitars that epoxy them in.
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Old 06-11-2024, 03:59 PM
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I removed the factory nuts from two of my Emerald guitars. Yes, they are glued in normally.

I have no soft hammer but I put a small piece of wood against the nut and tapped the wood with a regular hammer. Mine also came off easily.

And there is yet another advantage of carbon fiber: Even if the nut is glued in tight you don't have to worry about splintering the neck.
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