What is a Zero Glide® Replacement Nut?

The Zero Glide Nut System improves upon the "zero-fret" concept by combining a specially-made nickel-silver fret with a patented bone nut that’s designed for fitting into the stock nut slot of any fretted instrument. Zero Glide provides four frets of graduated heights to assure you perfect action at the first fret. This breakthrough system decreases friction at the peghead by 93% for greatly increased tuning stability by allowing the string to return to its original pitch following bends or aggressive playing techniques. An added benefit: open-string tone becomes the same as fretted-string tone! For more information, view our FAQ

Diagram showing the Zero Glide

Zero Glide® versus Standard Nut

Comparison

Standard Nut

Zero Glide

Open String Tone

Absorbs energy.

Fret reflects energy, making the open strings more vibrant.

Tuning

Friction causes string binding.

93% less surface area. More accurate tuning.

String Bend/Whammy Bar

Whammy bars and string bends cause the strings to bind in the nut and not return to pitch

Reduces string binding and "returns to zero" after every tug of the whammy bar or bend

Intonation (First Five Frets)

Durability

Slots wear down over time.

Minimal wear. Needs less maintenance.

Installation

Six specific nut files, sharpening files, razor blade, and previous experience.

Sanding block and razor blade. (Slotted model)

Hear How the Zero Glide® Sounds

Reviews & Testimonials

Rick Turner, Celebrity Luthier and CEO of Rick Turner Guitar Company

"If you really start to think about it, it's a totally logical way to do a string nut. If you want exactly the same tone on an open string and a fretted string there's nothing quite like putting a zero fret there. Wayne Rogers figured out how to take advantage of the zero fret concept and then make it easy to install on any fretted instrument."

Rick Turner, Celebrity Luthier and CEO of Rick Turner Guitar Company
rickturnerguitars.com

Bela Fleck, Grammy Winning Banjoist

"I'm using a Zero Glide Fret that Wayne of Gold Tone is promoting. I tried it, and agreed it was an improvement on my banjo. I found it was a fuller sound. I'm a fan of that."

Béla Fleck, 16-Time Grammy Award Winning Banjoist
belafleck.com

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