Schecter Truss Rod Issues Eastern Ohio\Western PA HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by ChuckO, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. ChuckO


    Feb 3, 2010
    I have a Schecter Stiletto Custom 4 string. It is about 10 years old now. I was feeling nostalgic so I dug it out of the closet to play.
    It has always had pretty low action to the point where I would get fret buzz on the first frets if I dug in, but now the action is high.

    I check the bridge and notice the saddles are bottomed out. I watched a couple of youtube videos and reviewed my ebooks on set up before opening the truss cover.

    I was horrified to find out the truss rod nut is completely rounded off. It is possible I did this unintentionally when tools were hard to come by in college. I also remember taking to a less than reputable tech who did a set up, which accomplished the opposite of what I wanted.

    How should I fix this?
    Can\Should I fix it myself?
    Any reputable repair guys in western PA eastern Ohio?

    Should I just get a new neck? (Any suggestions on companies that make necks to fit)
  2. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Contact Schtecter and get a new nut and the appropriate adjusting tool sent to you. ONCE the parts arrive, get a friend to help. Losen the strings, bend the neck into a backbow and you should be able to remove the nut relatively easily. Install the new trussrod nut, set your relief and then do a setup.
    Can't help with a tech in your area. Don't get a new neck yet.
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  3. JustForSport


    Nov 17, 2011
    And lube the threads before installing the new nut.
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