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00:31The fifth string nut is a small, usually cylindrical post of bone, ivory or pearl that serves as a guide and bearing surface for the fifth string as it comes from the tuning peg. Some instruments use a spike in place of the fifth string nut which holds the string down tightly as it passes over the fifth fret.

Players who often fret the fifth string tend to like the spike arrangement or a nut that is in line with the fifth fret, instead of behind it, as these arrangements allow for the best intonation on fretted notes.
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