How do I make a nut tighter?


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Through constant tuning and vibration of the string, the nut on saddle and bridge become larger over time. The luthier can solve this problem for you:

  1. If it is the nut on the saddle, this must be replaced. 
  2. If it is the nut on the bridge, there are several solutions:
  • The bridge can be replaced.
  • You can line the nut with material (this is called an eardrum among experts). 
  • Using a mixture of sawdust and superglue, the bridge (not the saddle) can be filled in. 


The luthier can help in all three cases – we don’t recommend doing this yourself.

 

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