Professional Setups for Ordinary People!
A correctly fit nut, filed to the correct height, effects the feel and
"tension" of the instrument. The string spacing is important, and
actually effects the sound of the instrument. I've customized
the shape to accomodate the extremely low tension demanded
by players like Bunny Brunel and Stanley Clarke, but the details
Once fitted, shaped, sanded, polished, and glued to the instrument, then
the string slots are plotted and filed. The string paths are "aimed"
toward their tuning peg positions.
Jon Paget has been working on his own instruments
and modifying gear for more than
30 years. More recently he has worked on Upright Basses for
customers ranging from pros like Bunny Brunel, Stanley Clarke,
and Brian Bromberg, to local schools and their students.
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