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Graph Tech TUSQ XL Fender Style Slotted Nut

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TUSQ XL Fender Style Slotted Nut (PQL-5000-00) is a replacement nut for Fender guitars.

Finally, the breakthrough you've been waiting for. Now you can have it all - the great tone of TUSQ,... Read More

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Overview

TUSQ XL Fender Style Slotted Nut (PQL-5000-00) is a replacement nut for Fender guitars.

Finally, the breakthrough you've been waiting for. Now you can have it all - the great tone of TUSQ, classic good looks AND permanent lubrication. If you love the look of a vintage white nut, but you keep going out of tune when you bend strings or use your tremolo, then TUSQ XL is just what you need.

TUSQ XL is designed to boost guitar tone and performance. This precision engineered nut is made with a specially formulated material which couples the strings' vibrations to the neck and brings out the hidden harmonics and richness in every note. It is based on the highly resonant TUSQ man made ivory, but is impregnated with Teflon to improve the tuning performance of the guitar.

If you have an acoustic or vintage guitar, you owe it to yourself to hear the difference a TUSQ guitar replacement nut, saddle and bridge pins make. Compared to standard materials such as bone, Micarta or Corian, you'll hear more harmonics with every note you play when you use the TUSQ replacement nut on your guitar.

TUSQ is a proprietary material which is precision engineered under high pressure and heat. It is specifically formulated to deliver the right frequencies with the optimum transfer rate to the top of your guitar every time. Because of the way the TUSQ replacement nut is made, it is a consistent material that is rich in tone and harmonic content.

TUSQ has quickly become an important tone performance tool for some of the world's most renowned guitar manufacturers, luthiers and playing professionals. The TUSQ replacement nut has rich tone and sustain, without the inconsistency found in ivory, bone and other natural materials. Bone and ivory have hard and soft spots (grain) throughout each piece, hampering consistent transfer of vibrations to the guitar top. TUSQ guitar nuts, saddles and bridge pins are designed to transfer the right frequencies more efficiently from the string to the guitar body. Acoustic guitars come alive. Electric guitars will get a brighter sound and increased harmonic content.

Features
  • Has a crystal clear-bell like high-end and big open low-end
  • Laboratory-proven to enhance harmonic content (up to 200% over other materials)
  • Engineered for maximum vibration transfer
  • Permanent lubrication
  • Used by the world's finest guitar manufacturers
  • Consistent quality from piece to piece and within each piece
  • No flat or dead spots that can be found in bone or ivory
Specifications
  • Dimensions:
  • Thickness: 1/8", (0.134"), (3.4mm)
  • Length: 1-11/16", (1.69"), (42.93mm)
  • Height: 3/16", (0.200"), (5.08mm)
  • E string to E string: 1-38", (1.38"), (35.05mm)
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5.0

Far Superior to the nut that comes standard

By Jason Murphy

from Chicago, IL

I thought replacing the nut would be tortuous and difficult. In reality it takes ~10 minutes most of which is sanding it to fit in the nut slot. I have a MIM strat and the old nut just lifted right out with my fingernails and with a bit of sanding this guy fit nicely in the guitar neck. No need to even glue it down. The nut itself is far superior to the standard. Resonance is better and the strings respond way better to bends and heavy trem action I guess because of the graphite lubrication. Granted I've only had it for a couple of weeks now, so I can't comment on how well this product ages, but so far it has been great. This is a super cheap way to improve your sound and playability. I would recommend buying coarse sandpaper and a block to hold it to as well.

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Small part......BIG difference in Tone!

By Geoffrey Chiodi

from Stratford, NJ

Not only do GraphTech TUSQ XL nuts offer an improvement in tuning, but also a noticeable improvement in both the tone and feel of the guitar. I have been putting GT TUSQ XL's on all my guitars and this Fender version I added to a beautiful Sunburst FSR TBX Boost Strat I saw one day and just had to have. This nut comes pre-slotted for what is roughly a 10-46 gauge set but will fit 9's nicely as well. If you go any larger you're gonna need nut files or a guitar tech to do it properly. A poorly cut nut can drive you insane. It is a HUGE part of the guitar's tone. The tab on the back will have to be filed down for an even lay across most fretboards. Some older Fender versions with smaller radii will need the tab so that's why it's there. The minute you string up with one of these installed it's like playing a new guitar. It adds harmonics and volume. Dynamics improve, and your pick attack becomes more pronounced. The strings also take on a new "springier" feel, it's hard to describe but is a very nice improvement which aids in smooth bending. If you're hearing pings at the nut when you use the tremolo arm, your nut is cheap and you should upgrade to a permanently lubricated TUSQ XL. I am so happy I found these things. I don't know what we ever did without them!

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