I have spent the last few nights doing nut set ups on a range of guitars. I blew one nut by taking one slot too low and had to end up shimming the nut. I will replace it eventually but the shim will do mean time.
How do you guys set up a nut ( almost typed "your nuts")?
I measure the fret height using a steel block and feeler gauges. I then add about 12 thou to that size and with a tattie set of gauges set to that size and placed behind the nut I file down to the feeler gauges.
With the string back in place I depress string at third fret and check for clearance over the first fret. I am looking for a barely perceptible gap between string and first fret.
I would appreciate any feedback from you guys as to how you do it, other methods, horror stories anything to help me improve my methods.