1982 360/12 - new nut is not right

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Re: 1982 360/12 - new nut is not right

Postby (jdogric12) » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:01 am

So weird - I used to break 8's all the time stringing up to G, but 10s never! Truly YMMV!
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Re: 1982 360/12 - new nut is not right

Postby (collin) » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:43 pm

jdogric12 wrote:So weird - I used to break 8's all the time stringing up to G, but 10s never! Truly YMMV!


The string would usually break when tuning up to the right octave. So it could be a matter of string brand (some .10s can't handle the tension of being tuned that high), but .08s were an easy solution. Definitely YMMV!
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Re: 1982 360/12 - new nut is not right

Postby (akpasta) » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:53 pm

jdogric12 wrote:So weird - I used to break 8's all the time stringing up to G, but 10s never! Truly YMMV!


I have owned many 12 strings and although the octave G is most prone to snapping when tuning to pitch, I've never had an issue with repeated breaks, it usually only would happen if I was tuning up, not paying attention, and went too far past the G. Maybe you've got a burr on your saddle or nut?
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Re: 1982 360/12 - new nut is not right

Postby (scott_s) » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:41 pm

I would suspect the nut slot in this case. Wouldn’t hurt to lightly chase the slot with a 0.010” nut file and lube it well so it could take either gauge without sticking. :)
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Re: 1982 360/12 - new nut is not right

Postby (jdogric12) » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:15 am

akpasta wrote:
jdogric12 wrote:So weird - I used to break 8's all the time stringing up to G, but 10s never! Truly YMMV!


I have owned many 12 strings and although the octave G is most prone to snapping when tuning to pitch, I've never had an issue with repeated breaks, it usually only would happen if I was tuning up, not paying attention, and went too far past the G. Maybe you've got a burr on your saddle or nut?


No, this was over many years and many guitars.
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