1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Missing Truss Rod Nut...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Cuauhtemoc, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Cuauhtemoc


    Dec 28, 2012
    So, about two months ago I bought a used '06 MIM P-bass off of craigslist for $185. The price was good, I asked the guy if anything was wrong and he said no. I tried it out and it worked fine. The pickup poles were covered with rust, the frets were kinda discolored, and there were some decent scratches on the body, so I figured that the price was fair.

    Anyway, I didn't really play it until Christmas, when I technically received it as a "subsidized" present. I slapped on some GHS Precision Flats, but when I went to adjust the truss rod to compensate for the tension, it appeared that the nut is missing. The TR is unbroken so it should be a repairable issue, correct?

    So pretty much, I have two questions:
    1) What size nut would this P-bass need?
    2) Is this an easy enough to do myself? The only experience with a luthier in my town is reading some sketchy ads on CL, and the next closest one that I trust and have been to in the past is almost half an hour away. I would prefer to DIY, but I could always go to them if I needed to.