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Yamaha rbx170ew saddle wrench

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by VBassRookie, Jan 27, 2013.


  1. VBassRookie

    VBassRookie

    Dec 20, 2012
    Wisconsin
    Anyone know what size allen wrench or hex key wrench is needed for saddle adjustment on a Yamaha RBX170EW? I don't have any metric allen wrenches and would prefer to just pickup an individual wrench, or at least make sure the one I need is in a set I purchase. Thanks. Not a bad bass for the price but needs some setup.
     
  2. T_Bone_TL

    T_Bone_TL

    Jan 10, 2013
    NW Mass/SW VT
    This likely belongs in "Hardware, setup and repair" not Luthier's corner.

    Probably 1.5mm

    The 170 manual doesn't offer much help, as it lumps them into a "bridge assembly"

    The 270 manual admits that the screws are "3.0 x 12" and "3.0 x 14"

    I'm guessing that they mean the setscrews are M3x12mm & M3x14mm, and a standard M3 setscrew socket size is 1.5mm.

    That assumes the 170 bridge screws are the same as the 270, which seems plausible. However, I've never had a decent hardware store complain if I bring in the part I'm trying to match so I can get a part to fit. You may feel "odd" hauling in your bass, but it's the best way.

    The truss rod is supposed to be 5mm, though I think I saw a comment that the factory wrench is cut shorter than a usual allen wrench to fit in the pocket, so you might need to trim a "normal" one for the right fit.

    The 270 manual ([DEL]unlike the 170[/DEL] No, I'm just blind) also specs a 1.5mm and 5mm (#1.5 & #5 is what it actually says...) allen wrench as "accessories", so that would seem to confirm that.

    RBX170 Manual
     
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  4. VBassRookie

    VBassRookie

    Dec 20, 2012
    Wisconsin
    Thanks, I ran and bought a set and 1.5 is the magic number, as you said. Thanks for all the other info also!
     



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