This is basically the last place I wanted to come for help (nothing personal guys, I am just afraid of the criticism I will get for how I handled this situation.) I am 17 first of all, so that should explain some of the following "Why...?-moments" you might have. I got this bass guitar (ibanez srx705) 3 years ago. It was my first semi-decent bass. I upgraded from an all time favorite best bass for metal, the BC Rich Warlock. Basically a year ago I payed to have the truss rod set up and all that nice stuff. This summer I played a very large amount and then *Boom* tendonitis. So I decided to make my bass "easier to play" Under the truss rod cover I find the nut stripped, but I naturally being the eager beaver I am wanted to remove it. Then I learned about "Double-Acting truss rods". Now I don't know if this is the case for my bass, but that sure as hell would explain why the nut WOULDN'T COME OUT. lol. I took it to a different "pro" and he said the truss rod was seized. Two nights ago I took another shot at moving the truss rod. I JB welded a set screw (similar to the ones found in bridge saddles) into the stripped nut. I waited. Last night: turn... pushing very hard... *creak*. OMG IT MOVED. Pushing.... harder... *pop*. JB WELD COMES UNDONE. (I didnt set it deep enough/ let it dry long enough/ mix the epoxy correctly most likely. So immediatlely after that "success" I set another hex screw in there (thats what the picture is). It has been drying for 30-ish hours. TL;DR What do I do? My bass is creaking and the truss rod is hard to push, but it was claimed to be "seized" by a pro. Edit: It has become clear that I am not asking a specific question, sorry. Say that hypothetically this new "Set screw-nut" was the factory nut. What should I do about a truss rod that clearly needs to be straightened (see the picture of the action on the 4th post) but it is creaking when I go to straighten it?