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Rogue VB100 truss rod size?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by tbirdsp, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. tbirdsp


    Sep 18, 2012
    Omaha, NE
    Anyone know what size wrench is needed? 5 mm too big, Fender 3/16" too big, 4 mm fits but feels really sloppy.
    Intonation is off on the G string pretty bad (haven't played with sliding the bridge yet) and it has a nasty back-buzz on 8th fret of the A string - but for the money it's not a bad bass.
  2. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    I seriously doubt they're using an Imperial size (inch) nut. I have one of these basses myself (an older '90s Korean one), and it takes a 4mm hex key - with a little play. If your bass is used, it's perfectly possible that someone jammed a 5/32" key in there (they're slightly smaller than a 4mm) and messed the nut up. Which may be why there's play in mine. But, if 5mm is too big, and 4mm is definitely too small? Sounds like you need a 4.5mm hex key. Like the one I'm looking at right now, that says "Sears Craftsman" on it. They are available elsewhere, I imagine, but... yeah, it is an odd size. Maybe they just wanted to be different...:thumbsup:
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2016
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  3. tbirdsp


    Sep 18, 2012
    Omaha, NE
    Bass was bought new recently, made in China. 4 mm will turn the nut, but it's loose enough I'm worried about it stripping out. I think I have a 4.5 somewhere.
    I didn't think it would be 3/16" either, but was baffled when both 5 and 4 mm didn't feel right. I have several Squiers, some are 5 mm, some are 4. Also both USA and MIM Fenders are 3/16".

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