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V13

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Hello all!
I have a Music Man 25th Anniversary that I bought new in .. I guess it was 2009 or so. I love the guitar and probably have thousands of hours on it. Heres the issue... It has been making a squeaking noise when I use the term or bend the G,B, or D string. It also won't stay in tune. The squeak was driving me nuts to the point I stopped playing it for a while. I traced the squeak to the nut. What do you guys think... do I need to replace the nut??

Thank you
 

mantrarock

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As usual, you might want to contact customer service, but maybe a little bit of graphite in the nut might get rid of the friction.
 

beej

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I'd agree- I'd try graphite, or Big Bends Nut Sauce. That said, I haven't hear a nut squeak- usually it's metal pivot points making that noise.
 

JasonT

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+1 on Big Bends Nut Sauce. Suggest trying that first.
 

V13

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I bought a lubricant made by Planet Waves and it stopped the squeaking noise although I barley noticed it starting to come back today. Maybe I didn't use quite enough
 

BUC

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My 25th is one of the most dead stable guitars I've ever owned. I haven't experienced any squeaking. I religiously graphite the nut on every string change. You can't apply too much. I think I'm running 8's for strings right now.
 
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