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Gary Gill
09-13-2011, 02:03 AM
After seeing pictures of the pin type nuts, I made this nut for my tenor pineapple.
I do not remember seeing this design. Is anyone doing the same thing or something similar? Thanks
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http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?52728-My-first-complete-build-Super-Concert-Pineapple

metricfuture
09-13-2011, 02:21 AM
Well, I'm hardly an expert, but this is the first time I've seen it done. Cool idea!

Pukulele Pete
09-13-2011, 03:35 AM
Hey , .......that's pretty cool and clever. I've never seen that before .

BlackBearUkes
09-13-2011, 04:09 AM
Since you are using a 0 fret arrangement, I wouldn't call what your design a nut, but more of a string guide. A nut incorporates all aspects of string height over the fret board, string spacing and locking the string into place. This idea is not new, yours is just different.

ksquine
09-13-2011, 08:38 AM
Dunno if its original but I like it. It looks like a good solution for a hobby builder.....You could make that style nut with just a regular flat file and not worry about those specialty nut files

Sven
09-13-2011, 10:38 AM
I really like the looks of your nut / string spacer. But I don't like the zero fret arrangement. Never did, I think it looks to crammed there next to the nut.

joejeweler
09-13-2011, 03:52 PM
After seeing pictures of the pin type nuts, I made this nut for my tenor pineapple.
I do not remember seeing this design. Is anyone doing the same thing or something similar? Thanks
2796327964
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?52728-My-first-complete-build-Super-Concert-Pineapple

That is pretty cool looking. The one downside it it might feel a bit rough on your fretting hand when you have to go up and over the nut at times. That part of the reason i haven't tried a pin designed nut yet.

olgoat52
09-13-2011, 04:29 PM
Interesting setup. I have a pin nut on the boat paddle tenor. One of the nice things on a tenor is that switching from low to high G is a lot easier.

Timbuck
09-14-2011, 02:16 AM
If you do without the Zero fret ...relieve the angles so the strings rest on the front of the nut...and I'll say you can then call it "The Gillgary Nut":)

dreamer9
09-20-2011, 05:41 AM
Great looking nut. I'm gonna use that on my first three builds before you get a patent! What material is it made of?

Gary Gill
09-20-2011, 08:11 AM
I used ebony. Next one may be Corian.

Tudorp
09-20-2011, 08:36 AM
cool I guess. But I'm no pro, and it doesn't look like it does all a nut is suppose to. A nut is more than just a string spacer. And, I don't think I would care much for that zero fret thing either. But, it is something to play and have people ask questions about I reckon..