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(@rparker)
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This conversation is about to go downhill fast. :)

So, I told my wife that I need to get some nut sauce because my g-string was binding, especially when I bent. She was quick though, and made some reference about the new Big Muff I just got.

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


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(@houndog)
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Hello,
you may also want to look at the tuning peg. As the winding string may be lying over a wind and slipping off when you bend.

Simply loosen of and wind back so that the strng is secure.

adios,
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(@sin-city-sid)
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This may sound crazy but I just use a regular old pencil and give it a couple of swipes across the string groove at the nut. I've got two guitars that pop like that and this fixes it every time.


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(@trguitar)
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I have a multitude of guitars and don't really have this problem. :? Could be because I use those wimpy 9's though.

Ric, I am very particular what I put on my nuts. I do know that lanolin can be soothing though.

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(@ricochet)
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It's good slick stuff.

If the slots are too tight, as when you've gone to larger gauge strings, "sawing" the larger string in the slot for a bit will loosen it up. Then you can apply your lubricant of choice.

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 KR2
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This may sound crazy but I just use a regular old pencil and give it a couple of swipes across the string groove at the nut. I've got two guitars that pop like that and this fixes it every time.
That's because pencil "lead" is graphite.
Lead was originally used but because of lead's toxic effects, carbon in graphite form (not diamond) was substituted.
But the misnomer "pencil lead" is still around.

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(@sin-city-sid)
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Yup, I know that :) No need to buy anything more than a #2 pencil.


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