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Music City Bridge

Nut Slot Gauge

Nut Slot Gauge

Regular price $18.99 USD
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Introducing the Music City Bridge “Nut Slot Gauge.” This simple and effective tool ensures you achieve the lowest possible nut action while eliminating open-string buzz. 

With four built-in preferences of bump up above a "zero" fret - 0.000 (in thousandths of inches), 0.003, 0.005, and 0.008, the Nut Slot Gauge easily and accurately measures your nut slots' current height, with or without strings, and unaffected by action or the truss rod setting. This helps you achieve the softest feel and also the least detuning due to grip.

How to use the Nut Slot Gauge:

  1. Move the string out of the slot.
  2. Place the measuring gauge into the slot and slide the tool toward the bridge.
  3. If you hear a click, then the nut is taller than the gauge.
  4. If you don't, the nut is lower than the gauge.

"The nut slot height is one of the most critical and routinely neglected aspects of a great guitar setup. It is difficult to control the depth within the tight tolerances that are required.  You work the slot down slowly until it’s just right, but if you go too far the string buzzes and you have to start again!  The Music City Bridge “Nut Slot Gauge” provides the instant and dependable working feedback necessary to control and refine slot depth and deliver a top-notch nut setup every time."

Ned Steinberger

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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Robert Turner
Great product, great service

Useful and time saving tool. Highly recommended.
Do the job right the first time without rework. Received my order quickly. Love Music City Bridge products.

jon Pellicoro
Watched video on how to implement the implement but not quite sure how to use it.

Watched video on how to implement the implement but still not quite sure how to use it.
I am using it on a ukulele I need more detailed instructions perhaps best if I call and ask.

J.Justin Zimmerman

I really want to thank Joe, and his crew for not only producing good quality stuff, but also for being so generous with the INGENIOUS IDEAS that start the ball rolling through their creative process. I feel like I know you guys. Thank you.

Kent Hayden
It Does What It Does

This simple gauge does make it easier to roughly dial in the nut height in relation to the frets. Saves a bit of time.

Great Tool!

Makes measuring nut slots soooo much easier.

Simple and Effective

What a great idea and tool. It works by measuring nut slot height above the fret plane instead of string height above the first fret. What a timesaver!

James M. Lupino
Makes Nut Work Easier

Just Fantastic! Much easier to dial in a nut than with other products I’ve tried. Bravo!

Al T
Music City Bridge studs

I recently purchased the studs to go with my Music City Bridge on a Les Paul Junior With a P90 pick up. I think the studs are very solid and illuminate bridge tilt . I found that I could not adjust the studs once installed with the included tools in that when I tried to adjust, I could not rotate the studs due to the proximity to the P90 pick up. So what I ended up doing was using a small washer to mount under the stud to get the correct string height, I know the original design is intended to be able to adjust with the wrenches but I was unable to get the wrench to adjust based on again, it’s location near the P 90. I’ve been extremely satisfied with the bridge and I liked the new posts as well. They worked much better than stock as far as making a solid connection to the body . Also I have an epi Junior that I will try the metric studs on when they become available. , also, and see if there’s any difference there by the way I might also mention that the P90 that is currently on my junior is a Fraylin P90 that replaced the stock Gibson I do not know if that would make a difference anyway, I wanted to give feedback I think yall make great products and I am a repeat customer. Thanks.

JP Fairlane

Not a precision tool (plastic gauge), that said, worked well enough to lower string height tolerances and improve playability.

Michael Lamson
Great tool!

Fast and efficient way to check nut height.

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