Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

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Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

Post by daysleeperjeff » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:01 pm

For those who have made this upgrade what do you recommend? Bone, Brass, Graphite?

I’m looking at the Axemasters solid Bone and Brass nuts made specifically for the VM VI. Anyone try these?

Did you install the new nut on your own?

Thanks!

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Re: Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

Post by Zork » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:34 am

I had an Axemasters brass nut on my old Squier VI. It fit like a glove and was a major improvement over the old rubberthingie they put in there from the factory. I sold that VI but just got a new one which is being refinished atm. I want to replace the nut on this one, too. I think I'm going to get a bone nut this time, though, as it is harder and should theoretically have some more overtones than the brass nut. To put it short: I can recommend the nuts from Axemasters for the Squier VI.

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Re: Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

Post by daysleeperjeff » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:07 am

Zork wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:34 am
I had an Axemasters brass nut on my old Squier VI. It fit like a glove and was a major improvement over the old rubberthingie they put in there from the factory. I sold that VI but just got a new one which is being refinished atm. I want to replace the nut on this one, too. I think I'm going to get a bone nut this time, though, as it is harder and should theoretically have some more overtones than the brass nut. To put it short: I can recommend the nuts from Axemasters for the Squier VI.
This is very helpful! Thanks for sharing that experience. I was thinking bone as well.

What color are you getting done?

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Re: Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:48 am

not quite the same but i have a bone nut on my baritone jazzmaster and it sounds pretty damn good.
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Re: Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

Post by Zork » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:41 am

daysleeperjeff wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:07 am
This is very helpful! Thanks for sharing that experience. I was thinking bone as well.
More than welcome. Also installment is very easy: Put a wooden block against the old nut from headstock side and give it some light taps with a rubber hammer and it will just drop off. Be careful! I once did this in the other direction and the laquer on the fretboard in between the nut and the headstock came off with the nut, so always go from the headstock side. Then just put in the new nut with a drop of superglue.
daysleeperjeff wrote:
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What color are you getting done?
Thistle Green Metallic. It's a color used by Mercedes in the 70s and it's super awesome:

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Re: Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

Post by daysleeperjeff » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:16 am

Zork wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:41 am
daysleeperjeff wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:07 am
This is very helpful! Thanks for sharing that experience. I was thinking bone as well.
daysleeperjeff wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:07 am
What color are you getting done?
Thistle Green Metallic. It's a color used by Mercedes in the 70s and it's super awesome:

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Wow! That’s gonna be one amazing, unique beast. Love the color!

Thanks for the install tips too. What do you mean by headstock side?

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Re: Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

Post by Zork » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:41 am

Haha, sorry, English is not my first language and some things are hard to explain for me... um, so, you can either put the wooden block against the nut coming from one side or another. On one side is the neck and the rest of the guitar, on the other side is the headstock. That's the side from where you put the pressure on the nut.

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Re: Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

Post by daysleeperjeff » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:27 pm

Zork wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:41 am
Haha, sorry, English is not my first language and some things are hard to explain for me... um, so, you can either put the wooden block against the nut coming from one side or another. On one side is the neck and the rest of the guitar, on the other side is the headstock. That's the side from where you put the pressure on the nut.
Got it! Really appreciate the help!

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Re: Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

Post by parry » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:34 pm

Zork wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:41 am
Be careful! I once did this in the other direction and the laquer on the fretboard in between the nut and the headstock came off with the nut, so always go from the headstock side. Then just put in the new nut with a drop of superglue.
*raises hand

Yep. Guilty. I've made this same mistake with an old bass. Same disastrous outcome :fp:
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Re: Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

Post by daysleeperjeff » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:29 am

Zork wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:41 am
Haha, sorry, English is not my first language and some things are hard to explain for me... um, so, you can either put the wooden block against the nut coming from one side or another. On one side is the neck and the rest of the guitar, on the other side is the headstock. That's the side from where you put the pressure on the nut.
So I installed the AxeMasters compensated Bone Nut with success! Your tips made it real easy!

The original nut gave me a bit of a fight but with a few good taps and some pliers I was able to get it out without any damage.

It wasn’t until I got it out that I realized how awful the original nut really is. That thing is as soft as a block of cheese! Horrible!

All set now, The new Bone Nut is solid!

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Re: Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

Post by Zork » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:18 am

I need to order one as well but the shipping costs to Germany are more expensive than the actual nut. :fp:
I tell you, this VI is a money pit... :fp:

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Re: Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

Post by parry » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:57 am

Zork wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:34 am
I had an Axemasters brass nut on my old Squier VI. It fit like a glove and was a major improvement over the old rubberthingie they put in there from the factory. I sold that VI but just got a new one which is being refinished atm. I want to replace the nut on this one, too. I think I'm going to get a bone nut this time, though, as it is harder and should theoretically have some more overtones than the brass nut. To put it short: I can recommend the nuts from Axemasters for the Squier VI.
Thanks for this recommend, btw. 8)
I'd been on the fence and hovering over their bone nut listing on eBae, wondering if it'd fit as claimed. After reading your post, I ordered one. Surprisingly, it's already here! It does look like it'll be a very good fit, so thanks. I'll post an update with pics after Install it, this weekend.
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Re: Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

Post by parry » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:42 pm

Couldn't wait until the weekend :whistle:

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Took about 5 minutes to install. Fits like a glove and wow. I can't believe I waited so long to upgrade that horrible stock nut! That low E that was never "perfect" is a whoooooole lot better. Like, a lot. I'm super happy!
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Re: Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

Post by eskmsaul » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:48 pm

Ordered mine a few days ago. Excited since the stock low e was absolutely awful.

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Re: Squier VM Bass VI Nut Replacement

Post by parry » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:39 am

eskmsaul wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:48 pm
Ordered mine a few days ago. Excited since the stock low e was absolutely awful.
You'll definitely notice/enjoy the improvement!
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