Locking Nut Problem

TTU Shredder

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I got my neck with a locking nut add on for my Floyd Rose,  but when I put the neck on the body and put the nut onto the neck the strings sit WAY to low. How can this be fixed?
 

Crappy

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Sounds like you are going to need to shim the nut to get the right height.
What size frets did you get on the neck?
I always get 6130 frets on my necks and I always have to lower the nut.
 

TTU Shredder

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Crappy said:
Sounds like you are going to need to shim the nut to get the right height.
What size frets did you get on the neck?
I always get 6130 frets on my necks and I always have to lower the nut.

I actually got the 61GD frets. Where can i find a shim to do this?
 

tfarny

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The rule of thumb I got for nut height a while back (on this board, probably) was:
1. lightly fret your high E at the third fret. The string should be touching, just barely, the second fret as you do this.
2. examine the string as it goes UP from your finger to the nut.
3. there should be a barely visible speck of daylight between the string and the first fret. That's your indication that the nut is taller than the 1st fret - it needs to be just a hair higher than 1st fret but no more.
4. This way, it doesn't matter what kind of frets you have, it's a relative thing. Doesn't that make more sense?

This one of those nuggets in my head that probably came from CB at one point.
 

Orpheo

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TTU Shredder said:
Crappy said:
Sounds like you are going to need to shim the nut to get the right height.
What size frets did you get on the neck?
I always get 6130 frets on my necks and I always have to lower the nut.

I actually got the 61GD frets. Where can i find a shim to do this?

any piece of wood veneer works fine.
 

jackthehack

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Did you carefully look in the packaging the locking nut came in? I don't use locking nuts, but have used Fender LSRs on a couple of builds/upgrades, the shims for those are teeny/tiny and might wind up on the floor if you weren't careful opening up the packaging...
 
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