Replacing the standard revstar nut with TUSQ

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Re: Replacing the standard revstar nut with TUSQ

Unread post by Ewraysure » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:52 pm

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:22 am
Thanks for the tip. I was thinking about doing that as the gloss finish on the neck is a bit sticky, was afraid I might spoil the look of the guitar though. Would love to see your pictures
You be the judge.

Of course the back of the neck is not visible when it's played. I think the clean line between the sanded and the original finishes looks good (achieved by sticking some insulating tape on the neck before sanding) - and the front of the guitar has a brushed finish anyway. I'm not bothered about any problems this might cause if when reselling as these guitars are keepers - and anyone buying it would only be impressed by their playability.

This is the YouTube video that was the main source for the work - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOfbLcWcarY&t=114s. I did this first on a Squire Tele and was knocked out by the improvement. It's no exaggeration to say it took about ten minutes to do and the difference was immediately noticeable. I also made a few final passes with talc on the 1500 grit sandpaper which was recommended by someone, somewhere.
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Re: Replacing the standard revstar nut with TUSQ

Unread post by Saul » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:12 pm

Looks great to me. (Y)

I have never been a fan of gloss necks anyway and am not quite sure why manufacturers make them. For me it inhibits smooth movement up and down the neck.
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Re: Replacing the standard revstar nut with TUSQ

Unread post by RichardG » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:30 pm

Ewraysure wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:29 pm
Great guidance!
I've got a 620 and an 820 Revie. The existing action on the 620 which I bought on ebay is perfect for me, so I'll duplicate of it's nut dimension and depth of cuts.
You mentioned that the original nut was super-glued. Was this problem when you knocked it out?
The superglue was on the face of the nut bonding to the top end of the fretboard. I've occasionally known this to take out a bit of wood from the fretboard when tapping out the nut but this didn't happen. It did leave knobbles of superglue which I carefully scraped off with a craft knife and gently filing the offending bits being careful not to eat into the fretboard wood itself. As the nut is set in a very slight slot it's best to try to tap it gently from the side edges of the nut, alternating tapping between both ends several times to loosen the bond to avoid damaging the slot. If it still won't come out there are plenty of tips online that might help. I did use a small amount of wood glue to the base of the new nut, not supposed to be as bad for the guitar if you ever need to replace again. Good luck.
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Re: Replacing the standard revstar nut with TUSQ

Unread post by RichardG » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:32 pm

Ewraysure wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:52 pm
You be the judge.
Very nice, think I'll give it a go.
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Re: Replacing the standard revstar nut with TUSQ

Unread post by Quietly » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:21 pm

My first post to and I would like to thank RichardG for his brilliant first post which saved me from going insane LOL. I ordered a Graphtech BT-6041-00 TUSQ XL, a previously mentioned reference on this board and received a nut for a Pacifica which was 41mm in length as in 2mm too short. Which GTR Music charged me £15.49 including transport Ouch, Guitarbtzmusicstore charged me £9.39 for the Graph Tech PT-6114-00. Better late than never as they say.

Oh and if anyone on here as a Pacifica and would like a brand new Graphtech BT-6041-00 TUSQ XL Tusq nut for it at an agreed reasonable price then just PM me.

Onwards and upwards.

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Re: Replacing the standard revstar nut with TUSQ

Unread post by parametric » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:35 pm

Welcome to the Forums - <Quietly> . . . . . a very original handle BTW :lol: (Y)

Glad to hear your problem has been laid to rest . . . . .

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Re: Replacing the standard revstar nut with TUSQ

Unread post by Quietly » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:44 pm

parametric wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:35 pm
Welcome to the Forums - <Quietly> . . . . . a very original handle BTW :lol: (Y)

Glad to hear your problem has been laid to rest . . . . .

You are now a member of (and I paraphrase a Slogan for a branded Lager here . . )

"Probably the BEST Music Forum on the Net."

:wink:

parametric
Why thank you for the welcome parametric and may I say your handle's not bad either. I'm feeling at home already so I will try and find my way around here without making too much noise. :wink:

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Re: Replacing the standard revstar nut with TUSQ

Unread post by Quietly » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:40 am

Several members have already established this but I thought you would like to see the mail I received from graph tech after I asked them about the 6041.

Thanks for getting in touch!

That nut is actually for the Pacificas, and won’t be long enough.

For the Revstar you’ll need a PT-6114-00

End of mail with a link that I cannot post LOL sorry if I am :/:

So hopefully this one can now be put to bed and we can make some music.

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