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It would help in knowing if your strings tend to break in the same general area or not.
Mosty around the nut..
Well, I see you're using a bolt nut. In some cases they can really grind on your strings... then again, sometimes not. I suppose it's usually when people use higher tension tunings, or if not, then it's because the bolts grooves are to narrow, causing the sharp edges to cut into the strings.
I use a metal bolt...I file slot in it to hold the string...could it be the slot be more V than U shape...also to deep
Thank...I believe it in the nut....The more I look @ it...It not smooth...but a jarred edge....Big Bends Nut Sauce...that sound like something you putt on porkskin lol....But I will try it....:)
This is why an unaltered bolt works. The groove is smooth at the bottom, has a round profile so the string has a good jump off point (no buzz) and the v shape doesn't crowd the string. Sure its not perfect, but it works as well as a cigar box for a guitar does.
B cautius Jim ,, Oily will have u on a "snipe" hunt fore long !!??
Thank Oily...I did check out the site...have place a order...I have been Snipe hunting ...mosty as a young kid...I remember my 1st Snipe hunt...sitting out in the dark wood with a big bag and little stick....lol
Hey guys, I've been using bolts for nuts with no problems at all. If the string fits down in the thread and the thread is cut smoothly there should be no problem. I only clean mine up with steel wool before installing. It looks like your are brass in the picture, soft brass should be fine. I have never cut slots into the thread, just used the tread as is, 1/4 20 works for me.