Nut Sauce seems like a silicone type lube and works perfectly. Graphite works well but is a mess, and always discolors a bone nut. I looked for a similar guitar-specific product and came across Big Bends Nut Sauce. I make my own bone nuts now and I think you can make those well enough to eliminate binding if you cut the slots carefully and use lube on the slots. 24 Shuggie 5 years ago Long time Nut Sauce user here. Big Bends Nut Sauce is a Must Have for Guitar and Bass Players! I'm a pretty heavy strummer and every other song it seemed to go out of tune. scottosan wrote:I used to is graphite, then invested in Big Bends Nut Sauce. I use Big Bends Nut Sauce to lube saddles, nut … http://www.bigbends.com/ Increase string life, increase sustain and harmonics. It's a good buy. I ordered a tube from Sweetwater. I applied the Nut Sauce … I really is highly effective I really is highly effective I used pencil lead up until about a year ago when I bought Big Bends Nut Sauce… Years ago, I used to use liquid graphite in the nut slots. The only problem I find with it is that if you put too much in the nut … It worked very well. I just wish that they could make it in white vs black.