• Squirrely's Nut Lube
  • Guitar Restring
  • Secret Pick Coating
  • Guitar Links

 

Application of Squirrely's Nut Lube is pretty simple: rub a small amount of it onto any friction point on your guitar. That includes the nut, the bridge saddles and the tremolo pivot.

Please note that Squirrely's Nut Lube does contain graphite and as such, it will darken anything it comes in contact with. Care should be taken to make sure you only get it where you need it. Placing a cloth or some tape in areas around the section you will be working with is recommended if you are concerned about such things. Also, a pencil eraser works well to remove nut lube from the nut surface if necessary.


This small bottle of Squirrely's Nut Lube will seem to last a lifetime if used sparingly.

 


Open bottle and place applicator into the nut lube just deep enough to get lube on about half of the green area of the applicator tip.


It is best to apply when you are replacing strings, but if you already have new strings, just lift the string out of the nut slot as illustrated above.

 


Using applicator coated with nut lube, rub the tip back and forth in the slot a few times to apply the lube.


If you have applied correctly, the nut slot will have a gray hue as shown above. If your nut is black plastic or graphite you will probably not be able to see this. Just rest assured if you rub it back and forth in the slot a few times, it's in there!

 


After you have applied the lube to all nut slots, make sure to clean the area. I suggest using canned air to blow the excess off or be proactive and cover areas you don't want lubed before starting.


If you happen to loose or misplace your applicator, you can obtain one at about any drug store. It is simply a Gum brand soft tooth pick and is available in a 40-pack. It also works pretty great as a tooth pick (just not after dipping it in the nut lube!).

 

 


 

Don't forget to put some lube on your bridge at the point where the strings meet the saddles too. Any point of friction can cause problems.

Please note the other "tabs" above on this page. I hope to have many helpful links for everything guitar. Thanks for your patronage. Squirrely's Nut Lube is just something I wanted to do to help every guitar player while not charging you an arm and a leg.

Be sure to check out the "Secret Pick Coating". This will help you make your own favorite pick into a "SUPER GRIP" pick. I have given my guitar playing friends picks with this coating and also had them try "Squirrely's Nut Lube" and all I hear are positive responses.

Click below to purchase a 6cc bottle of Squirrely's Nut Lube for $4.99 (+$2.25 s/h). Please note that I ship only to the lower 48 states, NO EXCEPTIONS.

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This is the method I currently like to use because I feel it really locks the string in place.  Even if you choose this method, view the video below and watch how to tune/stretch your strings properly after a restring.


I have not used this method, but it seems like it would also work pretty well. If you use either of these methods I am certain you will have a lot better luck keeping your guitar in tune than by using the old method of just putting your string in the tunning peg and turn. Though there is nothing wrong with doing it this way, you depend on getting the correct number of turns to keep the string in place. Since too many turns is just as bad as not enough, why risk it: use one of these methods to keep your guitar in tune and yourself happy.  Don't forget to add the Squirrely's!



Go to your local hardware store and purchase a can of "Plasti Dip". You can order it online too. You can even buy it clear and add different colors to it if you are that anal about it! :) All we have locally is black and that works great for me.

 



Take your favorite guitar pick of choice (the one above is my favorite). It really doesn't matter the type you use. You will not harm the pick. If you mess up, simply wipe the stuff off. If it has already dried, it can be torn off pretty easily and redone.



I put the pick on the end of a "test lead". Then dip the pick slowly into the "Plasti Dip" until it covers the area you would like to create your grip surface on and slowly pull out of the dip. Note that at the point the pick leaves the dip you will create a small nipple. The slower you relase the pick from the dip, the smaller the nipple.

 

 



Hang and let dry for a few hours before using. Congratualtions! You have just turned your favorite pick into a sure grip monster!

If the dip is too thick and hard to work with, thin it out with a little Naptha (also available at the hardware store). I like to thin mine out quite a bit and as you can see, I transfer the stuff to a more air tight container as the container it comes in dries the stuff out quickly.

Guitar Repair and Project sites:

Project Guitar - "Where the internet goes to work on guitars."

Earvana - Offset nut DIY tuning system at an affordable price!

Guitar Nuts - "The internet home for wayward pickers".

Guitar Wiring Site - The name says it all.

EenyBear's - Silence your Fender hum monster!

Acme Guitar Works - Lots of goodies on here.

King Blossom - Lots of Luthier info on this Youtube channel.

Basic Guitar Setup Tips - 'Nuff said.

Stewmac - Trade secrets newsletter. Great info!

Guitar Parts:

Allparts - Guitar, amp and bass parts.

Guitar Nucleus - Guitar parts.

Guitar Fetish - THIS IS THE PLACE for guitar parts at VERY reasonable prices. I would put their GFS pickups against the big players like EMG any day and they are probably a third of the cost!

Jack's Music Factory - Guitar related parts/accessories.

Elderly Instruments - This is a great site to find those hard to find parts for older instruments. Good company.

Guitar Parts Online - Another online guitar parts store.

Learn to Play:

Classic Rock Riffs - Site with many classic rock riffs videos to learn by.

Bob's Guitar Lessons - Lots of video lessons here.

Music Dispatch - Music books for most any instrument.

Alfred Music Publishing - Learn, Teach, Play.

Captain Fretmaster - Guitar chord wheel and scale book.

MJS Publications - Music and entertainment.

 

 

Guitar Shopping:

Rockabilia - Band merchandise galore.

Grip Studios - Custom guitar hangers.

Swivel Slide - Revolutionary new guitar slide.

Knucklebonz - Really cool statues of rock stars. $$$$

Pickworld - Custom imprinted guitar picks, store displays, and luthier material.

Musicians Friend - Musicians Friend seems to have one of the largest selections around for music gear not to mention the great customer service.

American Musical Supply - I have dealt with AMS several times. Customer service is a little lacking.

Music123 - I have only bought one thing from here, but they seem just as good as the others for music gear.

Zzounds - Never bought anything here, but they have a good selection also.

Rondo Music - They make guitars fashioned to look like several of the major brands like Gibson, PRS and Fender but with one difference: the price. You can buy a "copy" guitar for a much better price than the brand names and still get a very nice playing instrument. Then you can afford to put all the great upgrades on it!

Same Day Music - Yet another place I have not purchased from, but seem to have a nice selection.

Guitar Center - Ditto...

In Tune Guitar Picks - Custom guitar picks at reasonable prices.

Hot Picks - Novelty guitar picks.

Solid Rock Products - The ultimate guitar pick, thousands of years in the making.

Sik Pik - Very unusual pick, new to the market.

Pick Guy - Custom guitar picks and more.

Gerlitz - Guitar care products.