Busted a Nut on the Ovation!

Discussion in 'The Squier Acoustic Forum' started by IronSchef, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    Well, I looked it up, and it was FOUR YEARS ago that I posted about my broken nut and crazy glue repair ...

    The repaired nut held great, and I never even gave it another thought -- until yesterday when I heard another "pop" while tuning the low-E :eek:

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    Amazingly, it IS playable like this - the low-E stays put in the partial slot!

    I would probably just go crazy glue again, but I can't find the dang piece anywhere! Oh well, looks like this will be my first "nut job" ... got a Graph Tech on the way - time to learn something new! :)
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  2. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Squier-holic

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    After tow breaks, it's probably due for a replacement. Let me know which Graph Tech nut you bought, as I may have to replace the one on my son's Ovation.
  3. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
  4. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    It was with great trepidation I opened this thread....

  5. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    I've only replaced a nut once, but it wasn't near as scary as I thought it was going to be. Just go slow and measure often as you are sanding it down.
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  6. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    I put my gloves on first.
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  7. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    It's not as difficult as it seems. Take your time and only use 3 drops of glue.
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  8. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia Suburbs
    My gawd Schef this is a family forum !
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