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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / MIM Strat, trussrod hex nut stripped.....any quick fix ?

hotblooze

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Apr 28th, 2017 11:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The nut is completely rounded without any edges to grip. Not sure if a tapered hex wrench can grip.

Pinetree
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Apr 28th, 2017 12:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm afraid the fix will be slow and painful.




catnineblue

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Apr 28th, 2017 01:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I assume it's a one way rod . Perhaps one of those tapered square shaped easy outs that are used to remove broken bolts might grab it enough to get it out. They have 4 sharp edges that dig in and I imagine you would not need to pound it in.

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Apr 28th, 2017 03:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Find a slot screwdriver that has a blade that barely fits into the hex socket.

Gently tap it in so it bites, and then rotate it off the rod.

It helps if you gently dress the sides of the screwdriver bit so the corners are sharp. They'll bite into the softer steel much better.

Te 52

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Apr 28th, 2017 03:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Agree with catnineblue, a 4-flute tapered square screw extractor is probably your best bet.

If you can fixture the neck to have a forward bow before you try to extract the nut, it will take some of the tension off the truss rod.

example

(This message was last edited by Te 52 at 05:40 PM, Apr 28th, 2017)

FunkyKikuchiyo

VT

May 8th, 2017 10:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Are we to take "completely" literally?

These are a 3/16", and a good T handled wrench inserted and held out at an angle can usually bite it enough to loosen it. It may not be enough to tighten or make it useful, but enough to draw it out.

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May 8th, 2017 12:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had one that I had to have fixed...the guitar is 16 years old, but had been cased and most likely never/rarely played....

the guy did a beautiful job , reset a couple of frets, dressed and did a complete set up....
He had to remove the plug, replace the nut, put in a new plug, sand and finish..... you can't tell by looking at it.

300 bills..yeah , I know its steep but well worth it as the guitar is a keeper...I'll post a pic of his work if i can find one

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May 10th, 2017 03:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you look in your camera, there might be one in there. If not, point it at the guitar and push the pressy-thing that makes it go 'clik'.

har har!

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May 10th, 2017 05:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

here you go Mr. Smarty Pants...!

To Peegoo with Love

(This message was last edited by Guitar Fool at 07:19 PM, May 10th, 2017)

hotblooze

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May 14th, 2017 08:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I found it.....!!!!

Was browsing my favorite tools shop this weekend and found this :


STHT65153-8 works best for me.....

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May 14th, 2017 09:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

NICE pic of your one nut, Guitar Fool!


The Torx driver is a great option too because you can wedge 'em into a 'wallered-out' hex nut and get a grip.

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May 14th, 2017 07:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

^^^
lol...your so bad!

hotblooze, Stew Mac also makes one...i had to buy one for mine but it was too chewed up so i had to replace it...

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