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Yamaha truss rod tool?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Arnold, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Arnold

    Arnold Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    PA/MD/New York City
  2. Ingratil


    Jun 13, 2011
    Hey i also bought a yamaha not too long ago and had the same problem. I used a tool called ''dado'' in spanish but i think you guys call them ´´socket wrench´´. I think you can buy those at hardware stores =) good luck.
  3. Arnold

    Arnold Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    PA/MD/New York City
  4. Just got a reply from a mate of mine who's got a BB414 that he says needs a 5mm hex wrench/Allen key.

    The truss rod on his is adjusted from the heel end of the neck & there's a slight wrinkle in that a standard key won't fit in the little pocket provided so about 1/4" needs taking off the end of the wrench with a Dremel (that or you have to take the neck off to make any adjustment).

    There's a possibility that '70s Yams & more recent ones take different sized keys, so it's probably wise to get a Metric set that covers 5, 5.5 & 6mm as well as 2 or 2.5mm for the bridge saddles.


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