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Broken Truss Rod Nut

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Tedward, Aug 29, 2017.


  1. Tedward

    Tedward Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    southern california
    While setting up a P-bass the truss rod nut broke. You can see in the pic. It was really stiff so I loosened it by working it back forth and the started to tighten it and it cracked. Since the nut split the Allen wrench just turns in the nut. Tried an easy out but that didn't work, couldn't get a bight.

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  2. Tedward

    Tedward Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    southern california
    What. No ideas how to get the nut out.
     
  3. Lownote38

    Lownote38

    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Use a slightly larger hex key, or a flat head screwdriver that fits in there wrapped with some electrical tape. I really hate when they make the truss rod nuts out of pot metal. I've had this happen to me before, and I alternated between the two tools I described until the nut came out (in pieces).
     
  4. Tedward

    Tedward Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    southern california
    With a little work I finally got the nut out. Messed up two easy outs, but I won. Now to replace it. I'm guessing it's a 10/32 thread.