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MTD Heir truss rod adjustment

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by daveh30, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. daveh30


    Jan 21, 2011
    Wondering if anyone here has experience adjusting the truss rod on an MTD Kingston Heir, and whether it required removing the neck. Haven't had any problems adjusting the rod on any of my other basses, but i can't find a tool that will fit the MTD after i remove the cover plate. End of the rod if recessed fairly far into the neck... any tool that is long enough to reach is straight and wont fit into the channel, anything angled to fit is too short. If it will require removing the neck, any other issues i need to be aware of?
  2. 1kinal

    1kinal Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2006
    Montreal, Qc. Canada
    Endorsing Artist: SIT strings
    I have a Heir and the included tool is working fine for adjusting the truss rod without removing the neck. From what I see it's just a regular right-angle allen key of the right size.

    I recommend to contact MTD, they will send you the allen key.
  3. gzarruk


    Aug 31, 2009
    Call Mike, he always answers the phone and is always glad to help people with this kind of problems. He's a very nice guy.
  4. daveh30


    Jan 21, 2011
    cool, thanks. Mine didn't come with one, so i'll get in contact with them. none of the allen keys i tried were long enough to get in there...