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Who's used them, have you found them to be more accurate?

As part of my on-going Taylor GS-mini set-up project, I've been watching a few YT videos (none involving cats), including one from a guy who was aiming for a perfect set-up and makes his own compensated nuts.

He showed the tuning on a standard nut (with a compensated saddle), which would be out by a few cents at the 12th.  He then made his own nut and showed how to adjust it to add the compensation to get the tuning spot on all the way along the neck.

Now, my main challenge is getting my fingers to the correct strings/frets, so aiming for a few cents on the tuning might not be my first priority in getting a better tune out of the instrument, but still wondering whether anyone has experience of compensated nuts and whether they're worth the effort?

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@tv101 This is not helpful at all, but I read the subject as "Completely Nuts" at first. I should use my compensated reading glasses, i suppose. 😀 


   
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Posted by: @swepri

This is not helpful at all, but I read the subject as "Completely Nuts" at first. 

Hmmmm ... I'm now wondering if that's some sort of word-association thing.

 

You saw the poster's name and when straight to completely nuts ...

 

No, of course not  😉

 

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