ZB-9 Unslotted Replacement Nut for Banjos, Mandolins and Ukuleles

$34.99

Material

Slots

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Specifications

  • Length: 38.0mm (1-1/2")
  • Radius: FLAT
  • Production Height: 8.5mm (21/64")
  • End Height: 8.5mm (21/64")
  • Fingerboard: 6.5mm (1/4")
  • Thickness: 4.9mm (3/16")
  • Fret Sizes: L, M, H, J (.035", .039", .043", .051")
  • Special Notes: Unslotted Version of ZS-8, ZS-10
ZB-9 Unslotted Replacement Nut for Banjos, Mandolins and Ukuleles
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Reviews

What sorcery is this ?

Jun 3, 2018

Just put one of these on an old beater of a cheap strat-clone kit that I use to experiment with "creative" wiring. Suddenly its in tune up and down the neck and stays that way after using the trem as well. It cost half the price of the kit but it has significantly improved the value of the instrument to me. It required a little sanding of the back of the nut but nothing drastic. I dont have many dedicated luthier tools so the fret wire is not trimmed perfectly (but the look is in keeping with the overall "relic'd" appearance of the guitar). The question now becomes can I get a discount if I order these in bulk?

Dean from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
YES there is a Zero Glide nut for a square neck resonator.

Jul 16, 2021
Do you play a square neck Dobro You know that resonator guitar that is used in bluegrass music Then get a Zero Glide for that instrument. YES it works. I have a Gold Tone OB150 5 string banjo where I was introduced to the ZERO GLIDE nut system. This started a long time love affair with this fine invention. I installed one on a mandolin my Martin D custom that is my number 1 guitar I have one on one of my Telecasters and the rest will soon get them. If it has a nut then it needs a ZERO GLIDE nut. This is very easy to install you can even do the sanding to fit it with a Stew Mac tool that you use to sand nuts and saddles so you will be sure to get a perfectly flat surface for best results. Follow the instructions and you will be able to install the ZERO GLIDE nut even if you are not an experienced Luthier. You can improve tone on a entry level square neck resonator guitar like my Morgan Monroe and any other fretted instrument you install the ZERO GLIDE nut system. You can replace the cone and the spider bridge and the saddles with all the Beard goodies you can get to make your Dobro shine tone wise but DO NOT FORGET the ZERO GLIDE nut system. The one mod that will save you from a world of pain. You will not have to buy a very expensive set of nut files to install and set up a ZERO GLIDE nut system because it is not required unless you get one without slots for a custom job. The nut is bone and the fret wire is metal sometimes stainless steel so you are actually adding to your tone and you take away the usual nut issues with a Zero Glide. Everything I put a ZERO GLIDE nut system on plays much better and sounds much better too. YES there is a ZERO GLIDE nut for your Dobro and just about everything else. Need something custom ZERO GLIDE can help with custom nuts.
Ray Lawrence Jr Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Excellent product // outstanding company // amazing customer service

Jul 20, 2021
I just purchased my 3rd zero glide nut. I have one on my acoustic guitar and this is my second on my 5 string banjo. I've had a couple of custom necks built by different luthiers and in each case I went with the zero glide nut in place of a traditional bone nut. I am a believer in all the technical advantages that the zero glide has to offer. On top of being a great product the family and staff at Gold Tone Banjos are simply amazing folks. I've experienced genuine and personal assistance from everyone that I've been in contact with in the company. This goes all the way from the owner and his wife to their children and techs in the shop. After placing my 3rd order online last night I received a call first thing this morning from Justin wanting to make sure that I understood exactly how the nut slots were cut at the factory on the ZS 8 pre-slotted nuts. Justin made sure that I was 100 satisfied. The new nut was finished this morning and shipped same day. If I could give this review a 10-star review I would. Point being is that this is a top-notch company with great personal and corporate values. I give them and their products the highest review and praise possible. Most definitely recommended.
Steve Dyrda - Acworth GA Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Great once installed

Jan 27, 2018

Works as described but installation was a pain. I have a warmoth tele neck that I installed it to. I had to cut back the nut slot a little to fit the new bone nut and fret in place. I thought it would just drop in.. I wasn't anticipating that but my skills didn't let me down. I filed the nut and fret down on both sides a little, added some super glue and now it works great. i have a bigsby so tunning is a breeze now!

Miguel from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Thomas

Feb 14, 2018

Improved the playability of my Fender stratocaster

Zero glide improvement from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page

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