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 reduces contact between the string and the nut 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.
Open String Tone
Fret reflects energy, making the open strings more vibrant.
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
Slots wear down over time.
Minimal wear. Needs less maintenance.
Six specific nut files, sharpening files, razor blade, and previous experience.
Sanding block and razor blade. (Slotted model)
"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
"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
2016 Gold Tone Music Group