ZS-1 Slotted Replacement Nut for Guitars (Common on Gibson)

$34.99

Material

Hand

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 Gibson Style Guitar.

Also available in Black Delrin.

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

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See sizing guide for correct fit.
  • Length: 45.8mm (1-51/64")
  • Radius: 12"
  • Production Height: 9.5mm (3/8")
  • End Height: 8.64mm (11/32")
  • Fingerboard: 7.3mm (9/32")
  • Thickness: 5.9mm (15/64")
  • Fret Sizes: L, M, H, J (.035", .039", .043", .051")
  • String Spacing: 36.5mm (1-7/16")
  • String Gauges: .056", .046", .036", .026", .018", .014"
ZS-1 Slotted Replacement Nut for Guitars (Common on Gibson)
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Reviews

Bought 2

Jun 27, 2016

One for Fender Telecaster, the other for Breedlove acoustic. Both of these guitars are top 10 instruments. The Zero Glide nut improvement came through as described on Youtube demos. So much better string action (lower with out any fret buzz) Clarity in open string tone chords and pulloff plucking, faster tuning to pitch, using electronic tuner, remaining in pitch once strings stretch has settled in. I took my time to install on both guitars about 2 hours for each instrument. Have new custom Guitar that I will 99% sure I will add this improvement to soon. I see this becoming a standard upgrade to many popular manufactures. Lastly the sustain in open chords on all strings cant be described.

Juanito from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
I love it

Jun 20, 2020

I bought this for a Washburn Oscar Schmidt OE-40B archtop guitar, on which the nut had broken when putting on new strings. I always wanted to try a zero-fret nut and was pleasantly surprised at how well it works. Perfect string height and tone.

David Harrelson from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Zero Glide ZS-17F

Jul 7, 2017

I purchased a '97 Squier Vista MusicMaster Bass locally. The stock plastic nut needed replacing or filing. I had already pulled the nut off of the MusicMaster and had all measurements noted before replacing the stock nut temporarily. The Zero Glide ZS-17F Precision Bass Precision Bass model specs matched up with the MusicMaster specs. Cool. After my Zero Glide arrived I pulled the stock nut and lightly sanded the nut slot on the fretboard with fine sandpaper to remove any debris or adhesive residue used on the stock nut. Next I slid the Zero Glide nut onto the fretboard. Nice snug fit. The width of the Zero Glide was perfect. My next step was to make sure that the top / flat surface of the nut was flush with the fretboard. This is crucial to allowing the fret to seat correctly on both the fretboard and the zero fret nut. On my MusicMaster this required a very thin shim under the Zero Glide nut. Once the nut was seated properly it was just a matter of selecting which of the fret sizes provided is required for the instrument. In my case this was the longest installation step time-wise. Once you have selected the proper fret, mark the fret and cut with the proper tool. Examine the cut end of the and correct any imperfections due to cutting on the tang of the fret by filing. A small bench top vise with padded jaws and high quality file makes this step a snap. Installation time in my case : - shimming me the nut, less than 10 minutes - selecting the correct fret size, 45 minutes - all filing on the fret ends and top corners of the nut, less than 15 minutes I'm very pleased with the results. The open string notes sound like fretted notes of course, and I was able to achieve noticeably lower action without fret buzz after a setup. I'm especially pleased with the improved note definition of the open E and A strings. I did not check the intonation with the stock nut on the 1st five or so frets before I installed the Zero Glide, but the intonation is fine on the lower frets. My order was processed and shipped promptly and Gold Tone customer service is excellent. Thanks for a great product !

Charlie Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Zeros Are Great

Dec 17, 2016

My third build and first time I used the zero fret, made filing the nut slots easier. The sound is markedly clearer than the other bone nuts I've used.

Mark Oestereich from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
I nutted

Aug 28, 2022
I bought one for my generic mass produced bass don't get me wrong It's an awesome bass . I recently had It refretted with jumbo gold bell brass frets and It's regular plastic nut started to feel off. I did a little search on web and came upto this products. I combined It with my leftover gold fret wire and boom I Nutted Finally after years of trying to prevent using open strings on my bass I can enjoy that low open string notes sustaining to eternity. 100 recommended and If you ever get a custom made instrument insist on the 0 fret option. You can try different gauge strings without worrying about nut slot shapes and widths.
Wesley Warren Jr. Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page

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