Allen wrenchs=bad stuff???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Davidoc, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. Davidoc

    Davidoc Guest

    Sep 2, 2000
    Northern VA and JMU
    I've been told that an allen wrench connection running the long-lentgh of the trussrod is a bad way to adjust it; that a regular hex-wrench adjustable one would be better.

    What do you think?
  2. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Truss rods are not adjusted with an allen wrench, but rather with a hex T-wrench.
  3. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    As long as there is one and it is easily accesible it will be fine.

  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    News to me. I've used both, including ball end hex wrenches.
  5. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Really? Hhhmm...I guess I should use your signature! :D

    I've only ever heard of using the T-bar hex's, though.
  6. I always use the allen wrench that Fender supplied me with.
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Shouldn't this be in "setup"! ?

    I'm not sure what everybody meant by these terms - I think that they are different in the UK. But I have used loads of different tools to adjust different truss rods and I can't see that it matters as long as it works!!