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Low G Strings
Last Updated: 02/21/2022
Low G strings are generally larger in diameter and may require opening up the slots in
both the nut and bridge. This is best achieved with a folded piece of
sandpaper, carefully worked into the slot until the string passes thru
easily. Its usually a good idea to mask the top or neck with tape to
protect from scratching while sawing thru the slots with sandpaper or
file. If the string does not pass thru the nut easily, it may bind and
break or create difficulty in tuning. The goal is for the string to rest
fully on the zero fret with the slot in the nut just big enough to
guide the string and hold it in place. The string should pass thru the
nut freely. If you have the opposite problem with the slot too wide
causing the string to click back and forth while playing, you can pad
the slot with a piece of tape or slip a small plastic sleeve from a
piece of wire over the end and in the slot to take up the room. Similar
to the sleeves used on violin strings to protect the bridge.

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