ZS-8 Slotted Replacement Nut for Banjos

$34.99

Material

Slots

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Specifications

  • Length: 37.0mm (1-29/64")
  • 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")
  • String Spacing: 25.4mm (1")
  • String Gauges: .026", .018", .016", .013"
ZS-8 Slotted Replacement Nut for Banjos
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Reviews

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
Great Tone

Jan 3, 2017

This was my first attempt at installing a zero glide. It only took me about an hour to complete the install and I am very pleased with the tone of my open back banjo with the new zero glide nut!

Joseph from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
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
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
The Offset Tang On The Fret Is The Key

Oct 15, 2016

I bought the mandolin version and fitted it to my Gibson. There's a lot of extra material to remove, but the result was great. Easier tuning (the old nut had tight slots for the A strings), better intonation. Later I used one of the extra frets in the package to fix a tenor guitar. For that, I simply filed the necessary ledges in the existing nut and widened the string slots. It would be nice if Stew-Mac would also sell the offset tang frets separately, for retrofitting to an existing nut.

Ross from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page

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