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Question about Ibanez truss rods (newer ATK model)

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by tdu, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. tdu


    Dec 22, 2007
    Hello! I just picked up an Ibanez ATK200, which I am enjoying quite a bit. I bought it used though, and it came with no truss rod tool. It has the wheel adapter, and I am just wondering if there is any particular tool I need to use it, or if 'anything that fits' would work? I don't know if the issue is (a) that the truss rod is super tight, or is (b) it requires any special tool. I am having issues getting it to turn though.

    Thanks a lot.
  2. PluckyThump

    PluckyThump Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    The Hammer
    Pretty much anything that fits, I use a #0 screwdriver. It just needs to be long enough to go all the way through the nut (but don't jam it into the bottom of the cavity) and give you decent leverage. If it doesn't want to tighten try loosening it just to see if it moves at all. Careful, if you break the nut I don't know if you can get a replacement from Ibanez.

    Ernie Ball (same kind of adjuster as the ATK) has a demonstration here: