Squier protone 5 string truss rod, what size Allen key?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SonOfLiberty, Dec 7, 2013.


  1. SonOfLiberty

    SonOfLiberty Supporting Member

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    I need to adjust the neck on my protone. I'm leaving for Afghanistan soon and I'm trying to make sure all my guitars are properly set up and good to go into storage. I apparently do not have the right size tool for the job. Does anyone know the proper size key for the 5 string neck?
  2. SonOfLiberty

    SonOfLiberty Supporting Member

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    Bump! Still would love to find this info. I've googled and searched TB to no avail.
  3. Dave Curran

    Dave Curran Lilduke Supporting Member

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    Measured with a caliper.

    My '13 maple neck VM jazz v uses a 5/32" - 0.1540" - 3.92mm allen wrench
    My '12 Maple/Rosewood affinity jazz V uses a 3/16" - 0.1945" - 4.95mm allen wrench

    The saddles for both use 1/16" - 0.0560" - 1.42mm allen wrench

    My '13 Squier Tele med scale bass uses a 5/32" - 0.1540" - 3.92mm allen wrench - truss rod
    Saddles use a 5/64" - 0.0755" - 1.92mm allen wrench
  4. Dave Curran

    Dave Curran Lilduke Supporting Member

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    Opps, I should have looked up the protone first, its a guitar. Although I see they also had basses... I'll leave it for searchability
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  6. SonOfLiberty

    SonOfLiberty Supporting Member

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    Lilduke thanks for the info and effort on your part. Guess I should have been more specific in my OP, as several Squier instruments wear the Protone badge.

    Mine is a Protone 5 string bass. They are trans red with gold hardware and two humbuckers. I need to post a pick when I'm not on my phone.
  7. Dave Curran

    Dave Curran Lilduke Supporting Member

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    So yours is the Korean w/rosewood fretboard? Looks like a 3/16" / 5mm nut. Do you have any allen wrenches to try?
  8. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

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    I presume that there are hardware stores in Germany. Just take your bass in and see what fits.

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