Boggs Posted December 29, 2003 Share Posted December 29, 2003 I thought I would share with you here that I just installed an Earvana compensating nut onto my FrankenWashburn (Strattish modified Washburn MG600F) electric and I am absolutely astounded by the difference!!! That thing is the greatest thing since sliced bread for that guitar! I tend to be a bit ham-fisted as I play mostly acoustic guitars and jumbo frets on my electric just go out of intonation pretty easily in part due to my ham-fistedness. I find that I can fret lightly or fairly heavy and it sounds perfectly in tune from the first fret all the way up the neck now! Well worth the investment! took me about an hour to install it myself, but if you don't know what you are doing, it is recommended that you have it installed professionally... I really want him to make one for my 12-string acoustic but it will be spring before he can make one up for me at best... He would have to make that one up by hand. I will DEFINITELY do it for that guitar. I don't care what it costs to have it hand-made. The difference is amazing and intonation is a real issue for 12-strings... especially when they are 30 years old like mine is! I made a mastadon bone nut and saddle for it, but it still has intonation issues that need to be addressed. The real fossilized bone sounds really good, but unfortunately, the strings don't slide on it properly when tuning (I made sure the slots are the right radii) so I may have to go to tusq in the interim. I really want that 12-string compensating nut though... Boggs Check out my Rock Beach Guitars page showing guitars I have built and repaired... http://www.rockbeachguitars.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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