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

An Excellent Product!

Apr 30, 2016

I bought two of these, one Gibson-style and one Fender-style for two of my favorite project guitars, an Epiphone LPX and my Jazz-O-Caster parts guitar. The Gibson was a near drop-in, needing only some trimming and shaping for a perfect fit. The Fender was slightly more challenging, as the neck on the Jazz-O-Caster never saw the inside of any Fender-approved factory! It required a 1/32" shim underneath for a proper fit, and some sanding to make room for the tang. There was a marked increase in the brightness of tone for both instruments, as well as improved intonation. This is MUCH easier than installing a traditional nut, and nearly foolproof IF you follow the instructions. Thanks, Stewart-Macdonald, for stocking such a well-engineered product.

John from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
zero glide nut

Jan 10, 2018

I play fingerstyle guitar. My favorite guitar is a Gretsch 5420 Electromatic . For some reason the designers at Gretsch moved away from the zero fret. When You string up with 10's or 9's I guess it probably doesn't matter much because the first position will be easy with light gauge strings. My touch and style of playing requires .012's. With heavier strings while the 5420 is beautiful to see and hear the first position was challenging to play. I installed the zero glide following the instructions in the package and to my amazing pleasure the 5420 played like my '66 Nashville used to. I couldn't be happier. Thanks to the people that designed this product. The tone is great the tuning is improved and the first position action is second to none.

Ron Carpenter Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Nice Banjo Upgrade

Apr 18, 2016

The bone nut was easy to install. I sanded the length and depth with a table sander. The instructions are complete and easy to follow. Four zero frets of different sizes are included in the banjo kit--you try the smallest and work your way up until you have no open string buzz. Use medium viscosity cyanoacrylate (available from Stewmac) so you have time to set the nut and fret properly. I'm pleased with the results, improved tone, and hammer-ons and pull-offs are more defined.

Gregory Bell 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
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

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