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Replaced stripped truss rod nut, need a washer or two

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by PJFlatts, Sep 9, 2018.


  1. PJFlatts

    PJFlatts

    Sep 4, 2014
    Nevada
    I need a couple of washers to get a bit more turn from a truss rod, and could use some help finding a source.

    The stripped nut came off a Squier Dimension V bass. The replacement nut came off used Squier neck. Truss rod nut is 8 mm in diameter; center threaded hole that threads onto the truss rod is 4.1 mm in diameter.

    The bore in the headstock that the truss rod nut fits into is 9 mm (more or less) in diameter.

    So I'm looking for washers that fit a Squier bass, between 8 - 9 mm in diameter with a center hole (to fit over the threaded truss rod shaft) about 4.2 mm in diameter.

    Closest I have found is a Fender product (brass washer, part number 0022335049) that I would need to file down a bit to get it to fit in the bore.

    Any help in finding a washer that fits (without modification) would be appreciated. Cheers
     
  2. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Supporting Member

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
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  3. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    You can put 10-15 on a nut and bolt, chuck the bolt up in a drill and file them down fairly quick. I imagine you could find a market for them.
     
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  4. PJFlatts

    PJFlatts

    Sep 4, 2014
    Nevada
    Thank you Hammerhed for the source info. I had not thought of using my drill press to file the washers to a smaller diameter - great idea, thanks sissy kathy.

    And thanks to the moderator (?) who moved this to the correct forum. Cheers
     
  5. Paulabass

    Paulabass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    I usually ask the drum guy at the music sore for some lug washers. They fit most truss rods.
     
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  6. PJFlatts

    PJFlatts

    Sep 4, 2014
    Nevada
    Thanks Paulabass. But nearest Fastenal is 80 miles (oneway); probably same for a music store, but might have to go a bit father to bigger town for a music store with any inventory.
     

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