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November 19, 2007

Big Bends Nut Sauce Review

Improve the tuning stability of your guitar

As a lover of the Stratocaster guitar, I love the whammy bar too. I use it for vibrato effects or to make cool effects on chords and single note playing. I also like vintage style tremolos - I have never been a fan of Floyd Rose systems. So, a vintage style tremolo can be a little tricky have stay in tune, especially if you have it set to float, which I do.

One trick that works well for improving tuning stability is to use pencil lead in the nut grooves. I've done this for a long time, and I hear Eric Johnson has the same habit.

Nut Sauce? What the heck is that?

The Nut Sauce (gotta love that name!), by Big Bends, is a lubricant that stops problems with string breakage and tuning problems. It's easy to apply accurately andthe Groove-Luber applicator avoids creating a mess. The size of each tube is 1.5cc.

It works really well! My Strat stays in tune way better now. My main problem was the nut and string trees. With some Nut Sauce applied, I have more confidence in grabbing the whammy bar during a gig, without being scared of having to finish a song being way out of tune (I hate when that happens!).

You can use it in several ways - put it in the groove of the nut, on your saddles, and it works equally well on both electric and acoustic instruments. Lubricating the contact points for each string will help get rid of the pinging sound you have heard when you tune the guitar. Put some on your string trees as well. Just put it all on contact points!

It's also likely that your strings will not break as easily, since this stuff lubricates and allows for movement - hence less risk of sudden string breakage.

Summary

This is a great product. Not exactly rocket science, but it works well and what more can you ask for. I recommend you try it if you have problems with your guitar staying in tune, or if seem to break a lot of strings. One tube will last for a long time, since you don't need to apply much of it at a time.

See the Big Bends Website for more information.

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Big Bends Nut Sauce Tuning Lubricant

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By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com

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Posted by Robert Renman on November 19, 2007

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