ZS-17F Slotted Replacement Nut for Basses (Common on Fender P-Bass)

$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 Fender Style "P-Bass".

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: 42mm (1-21/32")
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Production Height: 5.5mm (7/32")
  • End Height: Bass:5.4mm (7/32") Treble:3.7 (9/64")
  • Fingerboard: 2.7mm (7/64")
  • Thickness: 2.5mm (3/16")
  • Fret Sizes: L, M, H, J (.035", .039", .043", .051")
  • String Spacing: 31.75mm (1-1/4")
  • String Gauges: .107", .083", .067", .047"
  • Special Notes: Larger String Gauges can be used, but slot will need to be widened (using a file or emoryboard)

Reviews

Works Great!

Nov 27, 2016

Pretty easy to install - sand it down to fit - pick the fret that matches the rest of your fretboard - couldn't be easier!

Robert L from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
glue it

Jun 23, 2017

I've used this for over a month and I'm more happy now than when I first installed it. The intonation on my acoustic is better than it ever was...you can fine tune the saddle almost dead on for intonation. One suggestion.....be sure to glue in the zero fret with a few drops of glue once you get the guitar right. I was working on my guitar on and off for a month and didn't glue in the zero fret. I was taking the strings on and off. Every time you reinstall the zero fret it will be in a slightly different place. String against fret will cause a slightly different indentation in the zero fret. You want the string to stay in the same spot on the zero fret.

David S Kennedy Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
3rd Zero Glide for me

Nov 3, 2023
I've had 3 Zero Glides installed for me on a couple of banjos had a luthier mess up one of them unfortunately and eventually had to get a new one installed by another luthier. To me the sound on the open strings is clearer and cleaner sounding than with a plain bone nut. And the strings never bind in the nut slots when I'm tuning them.
Tim G Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
IT WORKS!

May 9, 2018

I put one on my Taylor 12 fret, it made a big improvement in string tone, tuning, and intonation. I'm now going to install them on all my guitars.

Dave Braun 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

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