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    10-52's in EB compensated nut?

    Hello all.

    I'm currently considering purchasing a guitar fitted with an EB compensated nut, and have a question regarding it's compatibility out of the box with heavier gauge string sets. I play heavy bottom strings (10-52). I have searched google for the past hour as to whether or not the nut slots need to be widened to accommodate the larger wound strings, and have read through quite a few posts on this forum, but I have not been able to find a truly definitive answer.

    So, those of you with first hand experience playing these compensated nuts, will a 10-52 set fit without filing the nut slots or not?

    Thank you in advance for any replies. It's much appreciated.

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    I've had 54's with no problems in my guitars. The nuts seems to be individually filed, however, as I have one guitar that takes that gauge with no problem, while another where it seems a bit of a tight fit. so, I guess it depends on the guitar.
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    Hello

    On my Morse, SUB and AL, I've put 10-52 strings. Only the AL has a compensated nut and there was no problem for fitting the strings.

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    I use elixir 11s, not sure the size of the fat strings, but I have no problems with 11s on three EBMM ALs with compensated nuts.


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    They’re 11-49, so can’t vouch for larger gauges


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    2004 Blue Pearl - Albert Lee SSS/hardtail
    2011 Metallic Blue - Albert Lee HH/trem
    2011 El Dorado Gold - Albert Lee HH/trem
    2014 Trans Walnut - Albert Lee HH/hardtail
    2018 Toluca Lake Blue - James Valentine/trem
    (and various Strats, Teles, etc.)

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