Classic Vibe 60s Precision Bass Truss Rod

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by High ISO, Dec 29, 2013.


  1. High ISO

    High ISO

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    I need to adjust the truss rod on this bass. It didn't come with a wrench and none of the standard hex key wrenches I have seem to fit. It is possible that this bass uses a metric size hex key? Any help would be most appreciated.
  2. 1bassplayin

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    The Fender truss rod wrench is 3/16". Hope this helps.
  3. 96tbird

    96tbird This Indian movie is really boring man. Supporting Member

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    Yes it is metric. It is not made in USA so therefore it is metric. The USA stands alone as the holdout of industrialized countries not using metric. If it isn't made in USA it WILL be metric.

    SURPRISE!

    5mm
  4. kevinmoore73

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    A lot of stuff made in the US these days is also metric. One example is General Motors. Most people don't realize they switched to the metric system in the 1970s.
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  6. Mikhail1

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    Well, everyone KNOWS that SAE is superior...;)
    A trip to your local hardware store should set you right. I think mine, a CV Jazz, uses a 5mm. Standard SAE used to be 3/16", I believe.
  7. 96tbird

    96tbird This Indian movie is really boring man. Supporting Member

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    That's not my point! :mad: If it is made outside USA it is GUARANTEED to be metric. :D
  8. kevinmoore73

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    Aren't you pleasant.

    The thing is, most manufacturing in the US is also metric. People don't use it day-to-day, but companies making stuff most certainly do.
  9. 96tbird

    96tbird This Indian movie is really boring man. Supporting Member

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    yes! my :D shows my pleasant nature.
  10. kevinmoore73

    kevinmoore73 Supporting Member

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    I'm sorry you're confused. I'll try to put it more simply for you: Almost everything made in a factory is done using the metric system, regardless of country.

    Don't know which size wrench you need? It's most likely metric if it was made in the last 30-ish years.
  11. 96tbird

    96tbird This Indian movie is really boring man. Supporting Member

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    I was only answering the question at hand and passing a fact on for future reference to the OP. Edited for content.
  12. kevinmoore73

    kevinmoore73 Supporting Member

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    Your poor attitude is completely unnecessary.

    Who cares about post count anyway?
  13. JustForSport

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    One of these days, EVERYTHING will be Metric- if the US catches up: the all the rest will be antiques (vintage).
    '60's Vibe' not made in US will be Metric-
    '60's P' made in US will be SAE,
    and '60's re-issue' is anyone's guess.

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