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Thread: Earvana nut on older Albert Lee

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    Earvana nut on older Albert Lee

    Anyone ever put an Earvana compensated nut on one of the older Albert Lee's (made prior to when EB/MM made compensated nuts standard - I think prior to about 2005)???

    EB/MM is adamant that the compensated nut they make cannot be retrofitted on the older AL models.

    Any issues, problems, suggestions regarding using the Earvana on the older AL?

    Thanks!
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    While the compensated nut is nice, I find it's a subtle improvement - not a dramatic one. Can't say that I'd want to retrofit a compensated nut of any kind into an old neck, and potentially diminish it's value.

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    I let a buddy luthier put a compensated nut on my AL-MM90-converted-to-HH some years ago.
    A band mate had a newer ASS at the time with one of the new nuts. The luthier took the measures of it and built one from bone.

    Actually it works, and I have the impression that it just does what it's supposed to do, quite well.
    But the guitar now is a bit finicky to tuning with drastic temperature (or maybe moisture?) changes.
    And keep in mind: tha way I did it, it can't be reversed!

    All that said, I think I wouldn't do it again, since the improvement is not as dramatic as I expected, just like beej said.
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    I sure wouldn't mess with my nuts!
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    All good advice! I think I will leave well-enough alone.


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    watch my signature
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    I had one fitted many years ago (not on one of my Als).

    Would I retrofit one on an AL?

    No. really it's not worth doing.
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