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Old 12-01-2015, 03:46 PM
dekutree64 dekutree64 is offline
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Originally Posted by smurph1 View Post
This whole compensated nut discussion is intriguing to me, but not enough for me to have one installed. If it's true that the improvement is not discernible to my ear then what's the point? My guitar plays and sounds fine, (to my 60 year old ears) so if it ain't broke, why fix it?
For me it mostly saves time tuning because I don't sit there fiddling back and forth between making the open strings sound right versus fretted strings sound right

This video is a good example of the shortcomings of saddle-only compensation, having to purposely tune the open strings a few cents off to compromise with the fretted notes.

With nut compensation, you just tune the open strings precisely to their notes and you're good to go.
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