1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)
  2. Because Photobucket has chosen to in effect "take down" everyone's photos (unless you pay them), we have extended post edit time in the Luthier's Corner to UNLIMITED.  If you used photobucket and happen to still have your images of builds, you can go back and fix as many of your posts as far back as you wish.

    Note that TalkBass will host unlimited attachments for you, all the time, for free ;)  Just hit that "Upload a File" button.  You are also free to use our Media Gallery if you want a place to create albums, organize photos, etc :)

Stripped truss rod nut

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Toe-mas, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. Toe-mas


    Apr 24, 2004
    St Louis, MO
    I bought an awesomely ghetto-cheap bass off of ebay the other day that I planned on fixing up and modding out and whatnot to make it playable. When I got it though, the treble side truss rod (there are two in this one) was already stripped out. I got it to move a bit by gently tapping my allen wrench in with a hammer and then doing the ol' twisteroonie, but that's not a method I'm comfortable continuing to use. This poor nut is *demolished*. I have no idea what the factory was thinking shipping it out like that, but then again it was a cheapie.

    So, my question is: Are there any good methods of repairing a stripped truss rod nut? I can send the bass back, but I would really like to avoid all the shipping costs I wouldn't get reimbursed for. Any info appreciated!