ZS-16 Slotted Replacement Nut for Mandolins

$34.99

Material

Hand

Slots

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Specifications

  • Length: 29.9mm (1-11/64")
  • Radius: FLAT
  • Production Height: 9.5mm (3/8")
  • End Height: 9.5mm (3/8")
  • Fingerboard: 7.1mm (9/32")
  • Thickness: 5.9mm (15/64")
  • Fret Sizes: S, L, M, H (.024", .035", .039", .043")
  • String Spacing: 21.7mm (55/64")
  • String Gauges: .042", .042", .028", .028", .018", .018", .013", .013"

Reviews

great nuts.

Jan 15, 2018

I put this on one guitar i built and promptly bought another for another guitar. Awesome product. Use them!

Craig 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
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
Install On Fender And Classic Nylon Guitar

Nov 9, 2016

I installed this on a fender for my friend, he loves it.s like using a capo I recent bought a 12 string zero fret and installed it on my Kirk Sands classic nylon and It truly makes a difference in tuning. No slip and holds well. William clamp

William from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
I Love These Things

Apr 15, 2018

Just got a second one. Used the first on a Tele build. The multiple heights included give plenty of options. Takes some tweaking but so does a standard nut and you don't have to worry about overdoing anything.

Randy from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page

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