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Thread: Filing Nut for Low G Tuning

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUpDave View Post
    Get the Fremont, it can be used on tenor, concert and soprano.....yes soprano. Here is a trick to check if the slot is wide enough for the Fremont. Sharpen a pencil with a knife so the point is long and slender. Then colour in the bottom of that one nut slot. Take the string, place it in the nut slot and pull it back and forth a few times. If the pencil coating gets worn away you know the string is bottoming out and the slot is wide enough for the string.
    Good thinking - like it !!
    There are those who will wax lyrical about the ability to play a double shuffle with a split fan and a tight G-string ...
    it just makes me walk funny!

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    Aquilas and Worth's on the way.
    Is/are the Fremont a set?

    Thanks all,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash13brook View Post
    Aquilas and Worth's on the way.
    Is/are the Fremont a set?

    Thanks all,
    Matt
    The Fremont Soloist is sold as a single string. Which is great because you can install it with any standard set of strings (replacing the G string) which turns a high G set into a low G set. Keep the high G and you can experiment back and forth it you like.
    Ukuleles.............yes please !!!!

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    I ended up getting a nut file from Steward Macdonald so that I could lower the action near the nut. If you decide to go this route, take a look at their files:
    http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools...f_Tools/Files/

    Worked well for me, and yes, just a few swipes is all it took. Keep an eye on the file width as well.

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