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Graph Tech TUSQ XL Jumbo Gibson Slotted nut  

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TUSQ XL offers vintage looks and permanent lubrication.

The TUSQ XL Jumbo Gibson Slotted Nut (PQL-6010-00) is a replacement nut for Gibson 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 nut, saddle and bridge pins make. 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 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.

The TUSQ replacement guitar nut is 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. 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

Don't just fix your guitar – improve it!

 

TUSQ XL Jumbo Gibson Slotted nut Specifications:

  • Dimensions:
  • Thickness: 3/16", (0.196"), (4.98mm)
  • Length: 1-3/4", (1.735"), (44.07mm)
  • Height: 3/8", (0.366"), (9.3mm)
  • E string to E string: 1-7/16", (1.425"), (36.2mm)
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Graph TechTUSQ XL Jumbo Gibson Slotted nut
 
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5.0

Couldn't be happier

By Dave

from Pennsylvania

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  • Functional
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      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL Jumbo Gibson Slotted nut:

      I've been putting up with "ping" noises every time I tune my LP and 335. The stock plastic nuts aren't very good, and no amount of filing or lubrication seemed to help. It's not supposed to be this difficult is it?
      The Tusq slotted nut is as close to perfect as you can get IMO. With some light sanding, measuring and patience, it didn't take long to have a perfect drop-in replacement. Fits like a glove, and the strings glide over it effortlessly. I ended up putting one on my 335 as well.
      I couldn't be happier with the process. As far as sound, no noticeable change to my ears, which is a good thing. I highly recommend these nuts.

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      5.0

      A good replacement nut at a great price!

      By Aaron

      from Ohio

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      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

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        Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL Jumbo Gibson Slotted nut:

        I bought one of these to replace the nut on my Les Paul Custom. The guitar was getting old and so was the nut. The nut on it wore out and there was a lot of buzzing on the open strings. After replacing the nut with the Tusq XL, all of the buzzing was gone and there was a noticeable difference in sound. The guitar now sounds much brighter and doesn't sound quite as dark as it did before. It also seems to be helping my guitar stay in tune a little better than the previous one which I had to sprinkle graphite on. I will definitely be buying one of these again when it comes time to replacing a nut on my other guitars.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Go nuts!

        By JX

        from Nashville

        Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL Jumbo Gibson Slotted nut:

        I've had bone nuts professionally cut and installed before, this nut beats that option and for the price you cannot go wrong. I would buy another one of these in a heartbeat.
        This nut seems to be a perfect fit for 10's. I did not have to do any adjustments to the string slots.

        The cream color keeps the traditional look of your guitar.
        Lighweight material, stifff and resonant, fairly easy to sand (the bottom) for a perfect fit.
        Can't beat it for the money, I sanded the bottom on a flat surface just like the instructions indicated. I got the right height added a roller bridge to the guitar and went nuts using the bigsby and to my amazement the guitar stays in tune very well.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great replacement nut.

        By d

        from central Fl.

        Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL Jumbo Gibson Slotted nut:

        I put one of these in a 2002 epiphone elite/elitist lp standard and it worked perfect. Sanded the bottom and measured the string height according to directions with a feeler gage and it came out really good. Sounds better than ever and has a lot of sustain.

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        5.0

        Man Made Goodness!

        By tubedude-STxF3

        from Chicago

        Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL Jumbo Gibson Slotted nut:

        I bought one of these to put in a LP Classic. The installation process was simple and worked like a charm. All you need to do is sand down the bottom and sides to get these to fit. With a little patience you will have premium professional results. The tone out of my LP has not been this good for the life i had it which is 5 years. Do yourself a favor and get one of these. I plan on buying more of these for my other guitars.

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