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What if you have a stripped truss rod nut?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by purpletornado, May 1, 2010.

  1. purpletornado


    Aug 5, 2009
    I'm looking into a 5 string jazz bass and it's got a stripped truss rod nut. Something tells me it's not as easy as unscrewing the rod and taking out the nut. Is this something I could fix my self or would I be looking at basically performing surgery on this thing. Is it a better idea to just replace the neck? If so, what's a good source for one?
  2. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw

    Run Away!!!
  3. leehoop


    Jan 21, 2006
    Chicago, Ill.
    I had the same problem with a fender jazz 5 string some years back, the neck will have to be replaced
  4. purpletornado


    Aug 5, 2009
    That's what I was worried about. For the cost of the used bass and a new neck I could just get a new MIM Fender methinks.

    great pic, Mongo. :)
  5. grifff


    Jan 5, 2009
    Towson, Maryland
    I would take it to a luthier/bass tech and see what they say.

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