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henrycat
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He said he was a wit. He was half right.
Apr 27th, 2017 07:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

See if you can guess what this "tool" was used for. Bonus points if you can figure out why I added the smaller locked nut.

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(This message was last edited by henrycat at 09:24 PM, Apr 27th, 2017)

Mick Reid
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Apr 27th, 2017 07:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What size are the threaded rod & nuts, and how long is it? (there's nothing for scale reference)

And just to be clear, it's a "tool" not something fixed to the instrument, yes?


henrycat
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Apr 27th, 2017 08:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes.....it is a tool. The bolt is 1 1/4 inches long and 5/16 inches wide.

FunkyKikuchiyo

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Apr 27th, 2017 08:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Some sort of a home made trem lock?

henrycat
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Apr 27th, 2017 08:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not a trem lock.(:>)

Mick Reid
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Apr 27th, 2017 10:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Some sort of a home made trem lock?"

That was going to be my first guess too!

Thanks for the measurements henrycat.

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Apr 27th, 2017 11:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hmmm A threaded insert extractor for a two-post bridge?

Mick Reid
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Apr 28th, 2017 02:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good one Peegoo. Hadn't thought of that.

henrycat
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Apr 28th, 2017 07:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You're on the right track Peegoo, but not quite there.(:>)

Cal-Woody

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Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Apr 28th, 2017 07:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How about a Tele input jack tool for the old style cup and claw alignment/compression tool?

henrycat
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Apr 28th, 2017 08:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not an input jack tool.

Cal-Woody

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Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Apr 28th, 2017 09:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You did mention that you needed to make a structural change to your Strat and that Peegoo was on to the right idea, so,... How about a height leveling tool to adjust your bridge plate and use it to assess the needed level for restringing and stabilizing the bridge plate?
This is of course, would be for a Floyd type bridge? Kahler?
I use a wooden wedge block, placed under the bridge plate to maintain the proper bridge height/level, which allows me to restring and stretch the strings, prior to all the wonkiness of fine tuning.

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Apr 28th, 2017 09:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Do you somehow use this to press in tuner bushings to the peghead?

Cal-Woody

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Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Apr 28th, 2017 09:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think Hammond got it!!!
I didn't think about tuners and that bolt with the nuts, makes perfect sense to drive and press bushings in place! Easy Squeezy!!!
But hey, I've been mystified here more than a million times and it's kind of like medicine, one type for a hundred ailments....

henrycat
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Apr 28th, 2017 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Peegoo and Hammond101 are on the right track, but no cigar yet.

wrnchbndr
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Apr 28th, 2017 10:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes or No
Is it safe to assume that the smaller nut is the one that you drive the tool with?

Is the neck that you use this tool with an American made Fender neck?

Is there something wrong with your lab rat guitar that is generally speaking an uncommon problem?

hotblooze

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Apr 28th, 2017 10:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

1. Structural change = a tool and not a part
2. Lab rat Strat = guitar with tremolo
3. Insert extractor = on the right track
4. Height leveling tool = on the right track

I think it's a trem lock of some kind where the nuts will grip the trem block and one end of the screw will sit against the body to stop it from moving.

Oh, Funky already suggested it and it's not a trem lock. I guessed wrong.

(This message was last edited by hotblooze at 12:48 PM, Apr 28th, 2017)

Hammond101
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Apr 28th, 2017 10:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"structural change" on a Lab Rat Strat? BTSOOM.

It must be used to clamp, gauge, measure or hold something but I'm too slow today. It's Friday ya know.

henrycat
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Apr 28th, 2017 11:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

wrnchbndr ...The small nut is a refinement that I added to finish the job. The main function of the tool does not require it to be there.

This tool is not brand specific.

The problem that this tool was used to solve is not uncommon. I'm sure that you have encountered it in your career.



wrnchbndr
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Apr 28th, 2017 01:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was thinking something to do with the biflex trussrod -- wrong -- BZZZZZZ!

Does it have something to do with the adjustment of the trem claw?

There aren't many places on a strat style guitar that have holes large enough for a screw this size.

I stared at a strat for quite a while this morning because,,, well, because I sometimes have these brief moments when I'm really clever and I like to inflict my clever moments on my friends here. It didn't happen today. :(

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