"Looking at it without the tuners, it would seem that way. But, with the tuners installed, the string holes are actually lower than the guide holes, so it does have downward pressure on the string guide? I think the angle of the pic is fooling your…"
"Hi, this system I imagine is due to the tuner post being higher or as high as the fingerboard. It will I think put upward pressure on the spacer from the strings so secure it well. A slotted spacer would have downward pressure holding it firm. Taff"
"Grateful to all of you and Customer Service. Their answer, which corresponds with yours: "The slotted nut has been replaced by the retainer. Lay that flush against the edge of the fretboard... You fit the strings through the slots before you…"
"Thanks again, Taff! Thank you, Brian - just deleted everything. I did try to reach cust serv last week but think they were out on Fri. Also tried FB. You've all been great - when I get an answer will let you all know.
Gonna take me awhile to…"
"Hi agian, it may be the camera angle, but in BQs photo of the nut spacer the holes look too high. Keep in mind that they also need to allow downward pressure of the strings onto the zero fret giving a break angle to prevent buzzing. Just a thought.…"
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