Black TUSQ XL Nuts, Saddles and String Trees

What is Black TUSQ XL?
Black TUSQ XL is a proprietary material which is precision engineered under high pressure and heat. It is impregnated with PTFE throughout so it reduces the...
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 at 9:09 AM
Can I modify Black TUSQ XL to fit my guitar?
Due to Black TUSQ XL’s consistency it is extremely easy to work with.  You can easily modify it with fine grit sandpaper or other commonly used shaping tool...
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 at 9:10 AM
What is the difference between Black TUSQ XL and a TUSQ nut?
The biggest difference is that Black TUSQ XL is impregnated with PTFE; the lubrication prevents strings from binding in the slots. TUSQ is not. You get bett...
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 at 9:10 AM
Will the PTFE wear off the nut?
PTFE is impregnated throughout our nuts, so its lubricating properties will never wear out.
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 at 9:11 AM
What if the strings start to dig into the slots?
If you’re experiencing any kind of binding, you can easily fold a piece of 200 Grit sand paper and sand the notch off.  Again, being a consistent material y...
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 at 9:11 AM
How is Black TUSQ XL different than any other material (bone, micarta, and corian) used in saddles in nuts?
Black TUSQ XL is a very resonant material.  This resonance alone will give you a very full and deep sound that will amplify your tone to a whole new level. ...
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 at 9:12 AM
You have so many guitar nuts, how do I figure out which one is right for my guitar?
We probably have a nut that either fits perfectly or is close. The best thing to do is measure your nut for length, thickness, height and, E-E spacing. Pay ...
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 at 9:13 AM
Will installing a BLACK TUSQ XL (formerly Trem-Nut) or TUSQ nut change my tone?
A quality nut will improve the tonal quality of your guitar when playing open strings. It will also improve the performance of your guitar by reducing strin...
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 at 9:13 AM
Why is there a little tab on the bottom of the PT-5000-00 nut?
With the spacer tab in, the PT-5000 fits many Strat and Tele styles guitars that have a flat-bottomed nut slot. By removing the spacer (by filing, grinding ...
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 at 9:27 AM
How deep should I carve the groove for a nut on my guitar neck?
On a new Graph Tech nut, it's recommended that you sand the bottom of the nut to compensate for the height rather than carve the guitar. You can then f...
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 at 9:32 AM