FU-Tone Launches New Titanium and Naval Brass Locking Nuts

(Image credit: FU-Tone.com)

FU-Tone, a company that specializes in high-performance guitar parts with an emphasis on bridges and tremolos, has introduced its new locking nut.

"I have always loved the sound of a brass nut upgrade on Strats and Les Pauls," says FU-Tone's Adam Reiver. "Brass is an inherently soft material and would not make the best locking nut based on the job it needs to do.

"After experimenting with several different alloys, we finally found the right version of 'naval brass' that does the job of locking the strings in place and giving the sound of the classic brass nut."

FU-Tone also offers titanium locking nuts, which provide the ultimate in strength and accuracy while increasing sustain, warmth and clarity. The naval brass and titanium locking nuts come in 1 5/8” (R2) and 1 11/16” (R3).

For a naval brass nut setup demo, check out the video below.

Retail: $259 (naval brass), $269 (titanium)

For ordering information, visit FU-Tone.com and see the “Locking Nut” section to the left.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.