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370/12 nut mod

Postby (thark) » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:07 pm

Hi all. My first post here. Just scored my first Rickenbacker, a 370/12. It's only been 50 years that I have lusted after one of these!

I'm considering cutting and installing a modded nut on my 370/12 as my fingers seem to be just too big to fret without interfering with other strings. What looks pretty good to me is http://crawlsbackward.blogspot.com/2017 ... -pt-1.html. Has anyone here tried this and how did it work out for you?

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Re: 370/12 nut mod

Postby (wim) » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:09 pm

do it!
Put a brass nut on my CW, love it.
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Re: 370/12 nut mod

Postby (thark) » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:39 pm

Cool! Hadn't thought of using brass. How was it to work with?
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Re: 370/12 nut mod

Postby (admin) » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:30 am

A gorgeous look too.
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Re: 370/12 nut mod

Postby (wim) » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:42 am

thark wrote:Cool! Hadn't thought of using brass. How was it to work with?

It was fun, but it took way more time than a standard nut would. The result is excellent though. Somehow the brass goes very well with the 12 string
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Re: 370/12 nut mod

Postby (thark) » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:16 pm

I think that I'd like to try the brass nut. Where did you source it? Did you make it from scratch or was it a pre-cut nut blank? The few brass nut blanks that I have been able to find look to be not tall enough for the Rickenbacker. The current nut is 1 5/8" x 1/8 " x 25/64" (LxWxH).

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Re: 370/12 nut mod

Postby (wim) » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:20 pm

thark wrote:I think that I'd like to try the brass nut. Where did you source it? Did you make it from scratch or was it a pre-cut nut blank? The few brass nut blanks that I have been able to find look to be not tall enough for the Rickenbacker. The current nut is 1 5/8" x 1/8 " x 25/64" (LxWxH).

Cheers,

Keith


I was totally made from scratch. Essentially I copied the Original nut dimensions and then cut the slots for the strings. In real time this last sentence could run up to 3 hours of work.
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