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

$34.99

Material

Slots

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 Banjo / Mandolin (Blank).

Also available in Black Delrin.

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See sizing guide for correct fit.
  • 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
*Measurements in mm
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Reviews

Zero Glide is an amazing product.

Oct 16, 2017

I bought a Gold Tone OB 150 Masterclone banjo that is equipped with a Zero Glide nut. This nut is amazing. YES it will help with tone. No more string binding with Zero Glide. Ever notice on a new instrument how when you are tuning up and on occasion you hear a sound like a string is catching in the slot You will not have that issue with Zero Glide. Once you actually play an instrument with a Zero Glide nut you will notice some differences. You may want to outfit all of your stringed instruments to Zero Glide. No need for slot files to set the action at the nut side of the neck. No more smoothing out string slots with high dollar files that snap really easy. No more using graphite or grease on the nut. Zero Glide takes care of that. Might be the first healthy choice for a nut for your instrument. Get one and install it. You will love it.

Ray Lawrence Jr.
A Lot Less Hassle Than Slotting.

Jun 17, 2016

Resolves the nut-string height issue with a simple and easy installation. Worked perfect on my Heritage 16.

Wayne from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Fixed my problem perfectly!!

Oct 18, 2020

I was having a very hard time finding the right nut replacement for my mandolin. Finally found this one at StewMac. Have never used the zero glide before, but this one works great. Had a good deal of sanding to do for a perfect fit, but it works great and sound is super on my mando. Thanks guys!!

Kenny Comeaux from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Gibson AJ

Mar 4, 2017

Had tuning stability and buzzing issues after ten years on my first bone nut. Also have always been bothered by open string vs. fretted string sounds. I play mostly flat picking/crosspicking styles and Travis style picking. The consistency of the note makes both more enjoyable for me. No buzzing lower action smoother tuning smoother playing easier bending etc... Have all been a result. Took me about two hours to get height and width of nut and fret correct. Had to get a smaller get shipped from gold tone and their customer service was the easiest I have ever experienced. Had part in two days and I am satisfied.

Jeremy A Wiggins Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Very useful

Mar 19, 2024
My cheap Les Paul-like copy model guitar used to buzz and was effing annoying so I decided to get this on Amazon. And this made the guitar stop buzzing and look very more great Thanks a lot P.S. I think Gold Tone should get their Store on Amazon so that whoever lives outside the US can buy their products easily.
D.I.Y. freak Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page

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