BC Rich Eagle Truss Rod Nut Stripped
I have a 1980 BC Rich Eagle (blue birds eye maple) with a stripped truss rod nut. To be honest I have always had trouble getting a socket on it to give it a tweak. I never had a proper tool for it. So I'm guilty of doing the damage but I've always been able to get it to move if I'm careful.
Does anyone know if there is a specific tool from BC Rich for this? There is very little clearance around the nut itself. Maybe it needs to be shaved out a bit. (see attached image).
Correcting this once and for all has been on my to do list for a long time. The last time I had it in a guitar shop the tech refused to even attempt to turn it and cursed the guy that stripped it. I reminded him that was me but he still cursed as if it was someone else. Funny.
Anyway, I haven't adjusted it for years but it really needs it now. Maybe that's why its stuck. If I can't get a tool on it I thought I might go to lighter strings to lessen the tension. Currently using 105, 85, 70, 50 Ernie Ball so maybe 100 to 45's would help get the action back down by lowering the tension?
Thanks in advance,
Crane358 >> BC Rich Eagle (circa 1980)