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    The next best thing to a PRS nut?

    As PRS currently is changing their distribution in Europe, PRS parts like string nuts are not available in Germany at the moment and no dealer can tell me how long this situation will last.

    Concentrating on one distributor for the whole of Europe may seem as a clever move from your side of the Atlantic, but to be honest this never worked out in the past.

    So as original PRS string nuts will be not available in my country for an unspecified space of time, what would be the next best thing as a replacement? Black Tusq XL?

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    The black Tusq nuts are great. That's what I would go with.

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    Have already tried bone.
    It doesn't work really well with the trem and in my opinion looks unusual (to say the least) on a PRS.

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    I have bone and it works great. (hehehe)

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    I thought this was going to be about PRS nuts, the human kind.

    Which, you know, I am one of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    I thought this was going to be about PRS nuts, the human kind.

    Which, you know, I am one of.
    Hah, me too. How about a PRS maniac!

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    Need someone to send one to you? I go to the post office for work way too often. I'd be glad to drop one in the mail provided you could pay for the post and item. Just shoot me a PM.

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    I'd be glad to order and ship you some stuff if you need as well, just let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juka View Post
    Have already tried bone.
    It doesn't work really well with the trem and in my opinion looks unusual (to say the least) on a PRS.
    In my experience, bone is the best material to use with a trem, so long as it's cut correctly and lubricated. It won't wear out like the softer graphite-based materials.

    I wouldn't mind trying the Tusq XL one of these days, though.
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    I have tusq nuts on my Thorns...they seem perfectly fine to me.
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    Tusq without a doubt. I'd get the black Tusq XL for any trem equipped guitars, otherwise the ordinary Tusq will do.
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    s.fitzsimmons and themike, thank you for your kind offers. I might come back to you later, but at the moment you can not even find it on ebay (US), so I'm not sure what the supply situation looks like in general.

    Germany is the home of PLEK and their newest machine seems to be able to dress the frets and do a new nut in one go. This would be made from Black Tusq.
    As I was always interested in having my guitar pleked, I'm quite tempted at the moment to try this option

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    Quote Originally Posted by juka View Post
    As I was always interested in having my guitar pleked, I'm quite tempted at the moment to try this option
    I had a real positive experience getting a Strat Plek'd. It had a twisted neck that they were able to dress the frets for very even playability.

    This is a pretty cool video that PRS did about nut material. Check it up and decide from there if you're interested in the Tusq.

    http://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/...t/nut_material

    I did a similar test rolling a bunch around on a table before I replaced the nut on an SG and was happy with my decision. FWIW almost every one 'sounded' different although they were all the same size blank.

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    vote for Black TUSQ

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