ZB-4 Unslotted Replacement Nut for Guitars

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 Martin & Taylor Style Guitar (Blank).

Also available in Black Delrin.

$34.99

Not Sure Which Nut You Need? Check The Sizing Guide

Specifications

  • Length: 48.0mm (1-57/64")
  • Radius: 16"
  • Production Height: 9.5mm (3/8")
  • End Height: 8.79mm (11/32")
  • Fingerboard: 7.3mm (9/32")
  • Thickness: 5.9mm (15/64")
  • Fret Sizes: L, M, H, J (.035", .039", .043", .051")
  • Special Notes: Unslotted Version of ZS-3, ZS-5, ZS-14, ZS-15

Reviews

Low Action, High Satisfaction!

Jul 8, 2016

My old nut was too high. And I didn't want to buy 6 nut files. This Zero glide was much, MUCH cheaper, and it was an easy instal. I taped some 400 grit sandpaper to a plank I had laying around. Sand sand sand, check the fit, repeat. I tried each fret it came with and chose the jumbo. I consider this a major upgrade to my home built super strat.

Jacob Mitchell from Review pulled from Amazons Zero Glide Product Page
Great product

Dec 31, 2017

My circa 1997 American Standard Strat always had a problem with staying in tune after whammy bar use. I tried pencil graphite and different string sizes with not much luck. I put this nut on and a set of Gotoh locking tuners and now it seems to stay in tune very well.

Jeff from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Get Rid Of The Gibson *Tink*

Mar 15, 2016

I just installed a Zero Glide Nut on my '14 Les Paul Studio. I was having trouble with the traditional *tink* and tuning issues often associated with Gibsons. Initially, I was going to try the new titanium nut made by Gibson but was told that it would not fit my '14 Les Paul. Keep in mind, I have never installed a nut before on a guitar where I needed to remove the old one. I had only fixed broken nuts in the past. I say this because I had a little anxiety when I decided to install the nut myself. The first thing I noticed was how much extra material must be sanded to get a perfect fit. For my application, I had to sand the bottom of the nut as well to get the fret to seat properly against the fret board. This may sound bad, but it is a good thing! It means that the folks at Stew-Mac realize (as I hope you do) that although these are precision instruments, there are many parts that are finished out by hand. The extra material allows for those minor variations and with a little work,

Marc Fletcher from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Zero Glide Nut@ Livewerks Guitars

Oct 22, 2016

Installed in a vintage Japanese Custom Shop Fender Tele. Great low action and better tuning stability. Easy install as well. Thanks for a great product.

Michael from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Good stuff

May 15, 2017

I m impressed with this. Easy to install. I m not a luthiar but I have refretted a few guitars and made some nuts and saddles. This is a pretty incredible system. I was going to cut a new nut for an acoustic guitar I just bought. I tested it and it was not sliding perfectly through the nut even though there was no ping while tuning. The way I test a nut is to strike a note then smack the string between the nut and the machine heads. behind the nut I put a tuner on the head stock so I can watch the note go up and come back. It simulates a good bend and you can watch the quality of the nut you have on the guitar. Most guitars will stick at about 6 to 10 cents above the tuned note unless you have a really well cut nut. At least the wound strings will....steel strings will usually drop back to the tuned note if the nut is decent . The nut I had on this guitar was pretty good....no pings while tuning yet it would still catch occasionally which effected tuning.

David Kennedy Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page

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