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Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut  

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Overview

  • Has a crystal clear-bell like high-end and big open low-end
  • Laboratory-proven to enhance harmonic content (up to 200% over other materials)
  • Engineered for maximum vibration transfer
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TUSQ XL offers vintage looks and permanent lubrication.

The TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut (PQL-6060-00) is a superior replacement nut for Epiphone guitars.

Finally, the breakthrough you've been waiting for. Now you can have it all - the great tone of TUSQ, classic good looks AND permanent lubrication. If you love the look of a vintage white nut, but you keep going out of tune when you bend strings or use your tremolo, then TUSQ XL is just what you need.

TUSQ XL is designed to boost guitar tone and performance. This precision engineered nut is made with a specially formulated material which couples the strings' vibrations to the neck and brings out the hidden harmonics and richness in every note. It is based on the highly resonant TUSQ man made ivory, but is impregnated with Teflon to improve the tuning performance of the guitar.

If you have an acoustic or vintage guitar, you owe it to yourself to hear the difference a TUSQ replacement guitar nut makes. Compared to standard materials such as bone, Micarta or Corian, you'll hear more harmonics with every note you play when you use TUSQ on your guitar.

TUSQ is a proprietary material that is precision engineered under high pressure and heat. It is specifically formulated to deliver the right frequencies with the optimum transfer rate to the top of your guitar every time. Because of the way TUSQ replacement guitar nut is made, it is a consistent material that is rich in tone and harmonic content.

TUSQ guitar parts have quickly become an important tone performance tool for some of the world's most renowned guitar manufacturers, luthiers and playing professionals. TUSQ nuts and saddles have rich tone and sustain, without the inconsistency found in ivory, bone and other natural materials. Bone and ivory have hard and soft spots (grain) throughout each piece, hampering consistent transfer of vibrations to the guitar top. TUSQ replacement guitar nuts are designed to transfer the right frequencies more efficiently from the string to the guitar body. Acoustic guitars come alive. Electric guitars will get a brighter sound and increased harmonic content.

Features

  • Has a crystal clear-bell like high-end and big open low-end
  • Laboratory-proven to enhance harmonic content (up to 200% over other materials)
  • Engineered for maximum vibration transfer
  • Permanent lubrication
  • Used by the world's finest guitar manufacturers
  • Consistent quality from piece to piece and within each piece
  • No flat or dead spots that can be found in bone or ivory
  • Easy to work with – can be filed and sanded; will not chip or flake

Don't just fix your guitar – improve it!

 

TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut Specifications:

  • Dimensions:
  • Thickness: 1/4", (0.242"), (6.14mm)
  • Length: 1-3/4", (1.735"), (43.99mm)
  • Height: 3/8", (0.366"), (9.19mm)
  • E string to E string: 1-3/8", (1.366"), (34.7mm)
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Graph TechTUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (3)
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    5.0

    Excellent value for a great improvement

    By JX

    from Nashville

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

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        Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

        This is a great nut a great improvement over the Epiphone nut and easy to install. The most difficult thing for me is actually removing the old nut.

        This is my second Tusq XL and I am ordering another one for my Dobro.

        I have bone nuts on other guitars but this product wins and for a fraction of the price.

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        5.0

        Solid piece and easy to work with

        By NinjaRocker72

        from Indianapolis, In

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

            I just bought a guitar off a friend because he didn't want to fix it. All that was wrong was that the nut had chipped off one of the corners and allowed the E string to slide out of position. I ordered the new one and once it got here all I had to do was remove a little material from each end to get it down to 1.63" and take 0.06" off of the bottom to get it down to the right dimensions prior to install. Once I clamped it into place and get it set, the sound that now came out was a much richer tone and sound that I don't know why anyone would have wanted to get rid of the guitar in the first place. This was well worth the small investment and I look forward to many years of enjoyment!

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            4.0

            I will buy another one

            By bige

            from rutherford nc

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

              The width was perfect had to sand some to fit groove was easier than expected

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              5.0

              NO BRAINER

              By toolhead

              from oshkosh wi

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound
              • Stays In Tune Longer

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

                I have a tusq nut on every guitar i own, sound better, tunes better,take a razor blade to the edge of the old one, hammer and a block of wood boda bing bada boom sand, glue, done!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good stuff

                By Moby64

                from Holtville, California

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                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • Pretty Easy To Install
                • Sounds good

                Cons

                • Takes Some Sanding To Fit

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Improve Sound And Clarity
                • Practicing

                Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

                Good product overall. It takes some sanding but anyone can do it. It's worth the investment. Improves the clarity of your guitar tone. Give you a little more brightness and notes sustain more. It was a great improvement to my epiphone les Paul standard. I've read about how changing the nut of your guitar is the cheapest way to improve tone and they were right.

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                5.0

                I like it

                By funky farmer

                from marina,ca

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                      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

                      I replaced the stock plastic nut on my Epiphone Wildkat with this. This is better. Brighter. More
                      sustain. Didn't take much sanding to make it right.
                      I've got a couple more Epis and as soon as possible I'll be putting these nuts on them.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Improvement!

                      By Nick 11

                      from New York City

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                            Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

                            I had open fret buzzing problems and truss rod adjustments didn't make any difference. After searching online, I read a lot of good things about Tusq replacement nuts. When the Tusq arrived and I compared it to my old plastic nut, the high E string slot on the old nut was cut much too low, which turned out to be the cause of my buzzing problem. Since installing the Tusq, I've been able to lower the action, and my SG plays really well.

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                            5.0

                            My guitars have new nuts

                            By topHat-v_iDF

                            from Mass.

                            Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

                            Cant compare it to bone because I've never used it.
                            I changed over to Tusq nuts on my Epiphone Les Paul Custom, Ibanez SAS36 and a Squire Jagmaster. Its not an easy job but definitely worth it. You will need to sand it down to get it to fit as snug as possible and getting the old one off an Epi or Ibanez takes patient work with an Exacto knife. You might even have to shim it up a bit to make the same string height. If this seems difficult dont do it. You can screw up the headstock on your LP. (fender/squiers are easier) If you make the upgrade try this. Take the old nut and drop it on something soild. Then do the same with the tusq. The cheap plastic ones drop with a thud. They're totally lifeless because they're hollow (yes even on the higher end Epi LP). When you drop the tusq it pings because its solid.
                            Invest some time and a few bucks. I've spent more for less.

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                            5.0

                            Pretty neato

                            Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

                            I replaced the cheap plastic nut on my import guitar with one of these. Fit pretty well after a bit of sanding, and the difference was very noticeable. Without nut sauce the guitar came back to pitch better after using the jazzmaster-like trem. Even doing some aggressive bends couldn't get it really out of tune. Good stuff.

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                            5.0

                            TUSQ XL 1/4" Slotted Nut

                            By Paul Schonstrom

                            from Western Plains

                            Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

                            All sides absolutly plumb and square, minor fine sanding of the ends to get a nice flush fit to the neck. Properly presloted.
                            Easiest guitar nut replacement I've ever done! Overall tone is improved, too.

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