|Coreymcd22 ||12-16-2013 08:53 PM |
What I need for a Peavey Unity Series truss rod adjustment
I recently started looking at an old Peavey unity series I never got set up properly, late 80's or early 90's I think, and the action is set too high. When I lowered the bridge saddles I got alot of fret buzz and sort of a note cutoff on the higher frets and that won't do, so I'm thinking a truss rod adjustment might be in order.
None of my tools are able to turn the rod though. It looks like the size allen wrench I need is somewhere between 3 and 4 but even the wrenches I have that are close don't even grab it. This is my first truss rod adjustment so forgive my ignorance but I just wanted to see if anyone had done one for a bass like this and knew exactly what tools I need. Thanks.
|elgecko ||12-16-2013 08:58 PM |
|bassmanrocke ||12-17-2013 07:16 AM |
Typically a Gibson 5/16 truss tool will work. Several players have tried to adjust them with a 5/16 socket, and it sometimes works. More often then not it mucks up the end of the truss channel(there's a tber from Europe who has the socket stuck and just adjusts it with a ratchet driver). Also, the rods typically don't have much extra threading, so it is a good idea to remove the nut, place 2-3 small washers on the rod, lube the nut, then return it.
|Coreymcd22 ||01-10-2014 11:52 AM |
I appreciate all the good info, I'm gonna try a 5/16 socket since I can get one easy and then go from there.
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