ZB-12F Unslotted Replacement Nut for Guitars (Common on Fender)

$34.99

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The Zero Glide Replacement Nut System borrows the "zero fret" concept to reduce string contact in the nut by up to 93%, increasing tuning stability, playability, and open string tone. It only takes a few minutes to install with absolutely no permanent alteration to your instrument. For Fender Style Guitar (Blank).

Also available in Black Delrin.

Note: May not fit specific models. Check the sizing guide to be sure.

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  • Length: 42.8mm (1-11/16")
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Production Height: 4.9mm (13/64")
  • End Height: 3.95mm (5/32")
  • Fingerboard: 2.9mm (7/64")
  • Thickness: 2.8mm (7/64")
  • Fret Sizes: L, M, H, J (.035", .039", .043", .051")
  • Special Notes: Unslotted Version of ZS-7F
ZB-12F Unslotted Replacement Nut for Guitars (Common on Fender)
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Reviews

Worth The Effort

May 15, 2016

An inexperienced guitar tech worked on the nut of my Guild M75 Aristocrat electric and I ended up with a "sitar" sound on my high E string and a dead G string and bad intonation. A friend recommended Zero Glide and that company recommended this particular nut.

Installation was not particularly difficult for a handy guy, but took two hours and involved sanding nearly 1/8 inch off the bottom of the new nut and 1/16th plus off each side while being careful to keep it even. The video on the company website helps. Once fitted correctly you decide how big of a 'zero fret' you want. There are four of different sizes in the package. I tried them all and found that the smaller ones provide very low action at the nut (which is nice), but require a higher action up the neck to clear the first fret where the strings can rattle. I ended up using the largest fret provided as it allowed me low action where I need it. Once you have it figured out you trim the zero fret to length and glue it

WAL from Review pulled from Amazons Zero Glide Product Page
Wonderful addition to my old Yamaha FG-180 Red Label guitar

Nov 3, 2023
The installation was not difficult but it did require patience and good workmanship when shaping the Zero Glide. I bought the black version and really like it's understated appearance.
Jim Edgington Review pulled from Amazons Zero Glide Product Page
This Fixed It

Nov 3, 2023
The G string on my Epiphone Dot was bound up in the nut and always pinging loose when trying to tune it. It would suddenly be sharp then suddenly flat etc. I installed a Zero Glide on her her and problem solved. Not only that but it has also improved tone. Honestly I was just trying to do a quick fix in order to sell her but the new life in her changed my mind.
Gene Molloy Review pulled from Amazons Zero Glide Product Page
Nice Banjo Upgrade

Apr 18, 2016

The bone nut was easy to install. I sanded the length and depth with a table sander. The instructions are complete and easy to follow. Four zero frets of different sizes are included in the banjo kit--you try the smallest and work your way up until you have no open string buzz. Use medium viscosity cyanoacrylate (available from Stewmac) so you have time to set the nut and fret properly. I'm pleased with the results, improved tone, and hammer-ons and pull-offs are more defined.

Gregory Bell from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
I am addicted to Zero Glide.

Apr 13, 2018

I wrote another review about Zero Glide and my Gold Tone OB 150 banjo. As many already know the Zero Glide Nut is standard equipment on the OB 150 banjo. Gold Tone has this nut on other instruments too. I like this nut system for a lot of reasons. I installed a Zero Glide nut on my Martin D custom and I even installed a Zero Glide on my Washburn M3SWK F body mandolin. Those stock plastic nuts on many of the entry level pro instruments just does not cut it. You are cheating yourself and your audience out of a lot of tone and sweetness that ears should be hearing. The Zero Glide nut does a world of wonders for my instruments. Do yourself a favor and get one on your axe. You may love it. I know I do. I am addicted to Zero Glide.

Ray Lawrence Jr. Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page

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