Mark Buchler – guitarist – MIDNITE BLUES BAND
“Dude, I gotta say, Nut Sauce is a Godsend. Being primarily a Stratocaster player for over 18 years, I speak from the experience when I say that the stock Strat tremolo is perhaps the foulest, vilest, most shameful tremolo system ever foisted upon the guitaring community. After years of fighting with it, and trying various remedies to keep it in tune, I simply gave up and shoved wood blocks into the body cavity to “hard-tail” it, thereby sacrificing the “joy of the whammy”. However, after applying Nut Sauce, it was truly noticeable how vastly improved the rig stayed in tune. And for the most part, it STAYS in tune, even after all those wild leads! Thanks for a great product that actually does what it says it will do.”
“I must tell you that when I change strings or retune, I feel naked without your Big Bends Nut Sauce. This really is the greatest boon to guitar playing since metal strings. I RARELY break a string now, and I am a huge fan of string stretching. The only breaks I ever get now are in the middle of the string. Never the nut or bridge. The guitar just hardly ever gets out of tune.
You know, I have this ’57 Strat with original Klusons and the buggers were pretty loose inside. I filled each tuner through the small hole in the back and presto….new tuners. No slop and no wobble. Yeah!! And the way Nut Sauce sticks around, they should be in that new condition for another forty seven years. Thanks for the great product and super service.”
Michael Sagraves / Guitar Tech for Eric Church
“I never worry about tuning issues or string breakage with Nut Sauce. It works as advertised.”
“It’s rare that a product exceeds your expectations these days, much less meeting it, but your Nut Sauce doesn’t “just” really work, it worked on a guitar of mine for which NOTHING ELSE EVER WORKED. Not pencil graphite, liquid graphite, powder, etc, etc. I thought this guitar (’56 Les Paul Jr.) was hopelessly untunable but now I’m not scared to play it out at a gig. You’d think a little $12 bottle of goop wouldn’t make such a significant difference in an instrument, but it literally turned an unplayable guitar to one of my favorites for gigs.
I will definitely spread the word about this stuff. Thanks so much for inventing it!”
Nicky Moroch – David Sanborn Studios
“I can finally use my vintage guitars in the studio without re-tuning every 8 bars! Keep ’em original – just add a little ‘sauce’.”
Pieter Holland – www.rocknrollranchstudios.com
Review of Big Bends Nut Sauce by Pieter Holland
“I know what you’re thinking. You’ve just read the title of this review and you’re thinking to yourself about being healthy and some kind of goo you pour over peanuts and cashews. Perhaps, it’s an old recipe. Well sorry…you’re wrong.
It is a kind of goo. However, this goo was scientifically designed by the good people at Big Bends. The Concept of Nut Sauce is simple: Stop string drag and/or friction at the nut and string guides, while most string breakage at the bridge and saddles.
For years, guitar players have used pencil lead, Vaseline, lip balm, and other things to keep their guitars in tune. Big Bends came up with an idea that it had to be non-toxic, non-corrosive, and not affect the finish on your guitar. It also had to have state-of-the -art lubricants and be thick enough that it would stay where you put it (nut slots, string guides, and bridge saddles).
“I’ve been using it for a month now. I do a lot of hard-playing and this absolutely works!”
Nut Sauce comes to you in a neat little package. It comes with a cool little applicator which makes it easy to apply. It also comes with a little micro brush which can be used to remove any excess sauce or to reach extremely hard to reach places. Nut Sauce can be used on nut slots, string guides, string tree, saddles, bridge slots, various threaded parts, machined head gears, rollers, and any vibrato pivot points.
When using the sauce to prevent string breakage, it should be applied to the saddles or the bridge before each gig or serious practice sessions. If you want your guitar in tip top performance, run down to your local music store, walk up to the man at the counter and with a smile on your face, ask him for Big Bends Nut Sauce. If he carries it, he will be more than happy to sell it to you. If he has never heard of it, he will probably give you a funny look. If this happens, you should tell him that Big Bends Nut Sauce is state-of-the-art tuning lubricant specially formulated for stringed instruments and provide him with the telephone number and web address below.
1-888-788-bend or visit www.bigbends.com Big Bends Nut Sauce gets two thumbs up!
“I just placed my second order for the Nut Sauce. This stuff is awesome! I haven’t
broken a string since I started using it! I generally change strings before each show, but then they can sometimes go weeks before another change. Also, my guitars stay in tune like never before. I play a Strat for much of the show, with a lot of whammy use and I play very hard. In other words, I’m very happy! AWESOME product!”
Randy Michaels – Tower of Power
“Just a few words about your Nut Sauce product, as I told you on the phone, I came across your ad in Guitar One purely by accident. The claims in the ad sounded too good to be true, but I thought what the heck I’ll buy a tube and see if it really works.
IT DOES REALLY WORK! Since using the Nut Sauce Jeff hasn’t broke a single string. This excited me as well as took some pressure off me not having to change a broken string in the middle of a show. Now it is a very rare occasion for me to see Jeff tuning his guitar between songs. Since Tower of Power is a 10 piece band, it is a difficult task to keep an eye on everybody during a show, especially when a guitar string breaks.
Playing funk guitar is more intricate than most people realize. Jeff hits his strings hard when he’s groovin’ in the pocket and then he’ll turn around and play with the subtlety required on a ballad. I guess my point is that Jeff puts his strings through the extremes.
Nut Sauce is ALWAYS in my tool box now. Thanks for creating such a great product that really works!”
Randy Michaels – Tower of Power
“Hmmm…200+ shows, not one broken string. What can I say but, “WOW!” and “Thanks!!!”
Roger DeSouza of Motorhead
“Big Bends Nut Sauce is one of the main tools in my utility belt. It helps getting all guitars closer to tuning heaven. A small detail that works wonders!”
Sean Lantis – Guitarworks Inc.
“I have been in the guitar service industry for 10 years specializing in set-up and enhancing the playability of any and all stringed musical instruments. Big Bends Nut Sauce is the best lubricant on the market, and I’ve used them all. From graphite to lithium grease, Big Bends is hands down the best product I’ve ever found. I’ve used it to silence rattle and enhance tuning on bone, graphite, plastic, and brass nuts. I’ve used it on both electric and acoustic bridge saddles, Hipshot string benders, Fender Telecaster B-bender mechanisms, and on Grover Drop D tuning keys and Big Bends Nut Sauce has always done its job and continues to add to its list of accomplishments. Thank you for your innovation. I can sleep better at night. I would recommend Big Bends to anyone looking to improve tuning and playability on their instrument and look forward to discovering new uses for this incredible product.”
“Just wanted to drop a note and say how great this product is working. I’m using it on all my personal guitars as well as every guitar that comes in for a set up. I even used it on an old pedal steel restoration project I took on. The guitar had been sitting in a damp basement for 30 years before the daughter of the owner brought it out in the light. It had the old Kluson Deluxe tuners and they were frozen tight. After several baths in Naptha, Acetone, and more Acetone, they were finally clean. With just a little Nut Sauce, these tuners were up and running as if new. Again, great product. I’m extremely pleased.”
Todd Woolsey, lead guitarist for Trick Pony
“On the Brooks and Dunn ‘Neon Circus’ tour Pete Anderson’s guitar tech, Troy Boyer, gave me a bottle of ‘Big Bends Nut Sauce’ to try and I can’t believe the difference it made in keeping my tremolo guitars in tune!!!! I…have used graphite and/or Vaseline for years but this stuff REALLY WORKS!!!! My guitars have never stayed in tune like this!! Thank you Jeff for making such an incredible product!! I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!”
“I received the order of Nut Sauce, and immediately applied it to my most problematic guitars: A 2000 Gretsch 6120 (Setzer HotRod w/Bigsby) and a 2001 SG Special.
For obvious reasons the HotRod has been a bit difficult, especially when abusing the Bigsby. The application of Nut Sauce just changed everything for the better! It really takes a beating, and even some outrageous Neil Young-ish Bigsby shakes did no harm Very nice! Most pleasingly, the SG is finally playable live! For reasons that appear to be related to a fairly low quality factory nut and tuners on the SG (surprising for a USA made Gibson, but still lots of kinking and tweaking sounds no matter how many trips to various repair shops), the SG simply wouldn’t stay in tune for live gigs. The Nut Sauce has finally ended my frustration! This baby stays in tune now!
Thanks for an outstanding product!
Will Ray, guitarist – Hellecasters
“I use Big Bends Nut Sauce every time I change my strings, on every guitar I own.
Guitar tuning problems can be traced to the nut and bridge, and Nut Sauce lets me bend strings in total confidence. I also advise anyone using B-Benders to use it religiously. Nobody likes an out of tune guitar.”
William K. Noel
“I have been using Big Bends Nut Sauce for several months. My playing style is what is known as a “String Bender”, the style first developed by James Burton. I could not keep my guitars in tune. I went to locking tuners and got some improvement, but only when I started using Big Bends Nut Sauce did my instruments stay perfectly in tune. There are few products that live up to their promise, and Big Bends Nut Sauce is one of those products. I cannot recommend this product strongly enough. It is a simple answer to a serious problem. Try it and you will never change strings again without Big Bends Nut Sauce.”
Wookie – Tommy Girvin’s guitar tech with Eddie Money
“Big Bends Nut Sauce is the best thing out there for dealing with stubborn nuts. Your string just does what it needs to do, and the guitar is always where it needs to be – in tune!! No more jumping sharp when you tune it. 440 here I come!!”
“Brad’s use of a string bending and penchant for behind the nut bends can be very hard on tuning and can prematurely wear down the guitars nut. I use Nut Sauce every other string change to combat these problems.”