StreamLine Posted January 11, 2004 Report Share Posted January 11, 2004 on my last (or rather, 1st) project guitar, turned a strat into an unconventional installed OFR, by installing OFR but having a graphite nut and lokicng tuners. now, in two months the string has eaten through the high E groove........ it was fine when i had it cut, buzzed a little a month later, i made action a bit higher, it was fine, but now the buzz has caught up with me - evidence its being eaten through continuously. now, the tuning stability is amazing, and i can easily retune with this setup, so the graphite has performed very well........ but since it is buzzing really badly when the high E is picked with strong fforce (esp uding strumming), coz the groove is too lw, i will need a new nut fitted shortly. this has only happened on the E string - why? i abuse the OFR a lot, but moslty on G open harmonics and just very wide vibrato, so i am confused to why its done it, esp as every other groove is fine. graphite appears to be a rather soft material then - then why is it used as guitar nuts? i use 10's in concert pitch, so i dont understand..... but more importantly, now that i'll get a nut replacement, a new graphite nut, with hope it wwont be eaten through nce again? or a bone nut - from a singnificantly stronger material, but will it be as stable and in tune after minutes of trem abuse?? this replacement will cost me $30/£20 because since i do not have jewellers files, (which are ridiculously expensive), i have to get it slotted by techs, whicm means i cant just get away with bying a blank and thats it, and whats annoying they'll charge the same to cut and fit it as they would to just slot it.... so 3 questions, 1)why has this happened? 2) should i get graphite or bone nut replacement? 3)would bone hold out as nicely after trem abuse (i do have schaller locking tuners and a perfectly serviced OFR)...... thanks, Roman Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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