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Intermediate Member
Username: worldfamousandy

Post Number: 107
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 8:32 am:   Edit Post

I just bought an '89 fretless Elan, which is a beautiful axe for a million different reasons. One of the things I like is the adjustable nut.

I also have a '76 Series 1, which was built before adjustable nuts. Any body know what it takes to fit an adjustable nut on that bass?

Andy Calder
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 1106
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 9:52 am:   Edit Post

I would think that providing Mica with dimensions of the nut currently on the bass (or the nut itself) would be the place to begin. After it's fabricated, replacing it would be just like replacing any other brass nut, I would think.

Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1587
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 5:53 am:   Edit Post

If you take apart the nut, the base plate comes off as well. I assume there is one or more threaded inserts to be installed as well. I would assume that regular brass nuts are glued on.

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