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Sep 14, 2021 - 9:31:05 AM
7157 posts since 2/14/2006

Do some of you find the standard nut slot widths are just a hair too close together? Whenever I get a banjo with a nut slotted to prewar specs I always shape a new nut to accommodate this. My neck is a hair wider than other necks and that’s the way I wanted it. I got the neck from Tim Davis. He did a good job with it. But my left hand fingers just do better if I widen the nut even on that neck. I notice it most on the 4th string.

Does anyone else widen out the nut slots?

Sep 14, 2021 - 11:34:52 AM
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Eric A


1304 posts since 10/15/2019

Those Pre-war slot specs are crazy as far as I'm concerned. Needlessly narrow.

Sep 14, 2021 - 2:21:15 PM



864 posts since 9/14/2008

My old sociology prof would say people were smaller in those days. Not as well fed. Especially country folk.

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