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nut and saddle material

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:36 pm
by Micah Covington
I know brass is used for bass nuts. Would aluminum be a good material? I am asking because I have some aluminum bar stock which is about the right size.

Re: nut and saddle material

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:10 pm
by Rodger Knox
Aluminium was used by Vox in the mid 20th century in conjunction with a zero fret.

Re: nut and saddle material

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:58 pm
by Mark Swanson
I have used aluminum, it works well. It buffs up real pretty too.

Re: nut and saddle material

PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:57 am
by Greg Robinson
Danelectro have used aluminium for nuts. It does tend to gall a bit and can cause the wound strings to stick a bit, but nothing too bad. It does look cool!

Re: nut and saddle material

PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:10 pm
by Henrique Schneiter
I have used for nuts and saddles. Besides what the guys mentioned above, you may remember those nuts are harder on the files, too.