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!