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Unread 08-16-2010, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stripped Truss Rod Nut. What Now?

So, I just discovered that the truss rod nut is stripped in my Epi Les Paul Standard, Plus Top.
I googled and saw the Stew-Mac Rescue kit and read a few other articles.
Has anyone else dealt with this?
Any experienced opinions?
The neck is straight now, and it plays nice, but if I ever wanted to sell/trade it, it would probably be a problem.
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Unread 08-16-2010, 06:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Stripped Truss Rod Nut. What Now?



Take it to a good luthier ASAP... I would suggest.

If that truss rod can't be "rescued" - the guitar is destined for the garbage, as I can't imagine anyone being willing to pull the fretboard and replace the rod for anything less than the value of the guitar.
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Re: Stripped Truss Rod Nut. What Now?

I contacted my tech, and he seems to think he can handle it.
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Re: Stripped Truss Rod Nut. What Now?

Rule #1- stop messing with your guitar if you don't know what you are doing.

Rule #2- remember Rule #1 or be prepared to spend some money.
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Re: Stripped Truss Rod Nut. What Now?

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Rule #1- stop messing with your guitar if you don't know what you are doing.

Rule #2- remember Rule #1 or be prepared to spend some money.
I didn't strip it.
I took off the truss rod cover and saw that it was stripped.
I never said that I "messed" with it.
I don't appreciate your condescending reply.

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I didn't strip it.
I took off the truss rod cover and saw that it was stripped.
I never said that I "messed" with it.
I don't appreciate your condescending reply.

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In my experience, sometimes a nut can look stripped when it actually still holds an allen wrench quite well.

Have you actually tried turning the truss rod (or just inserting an allen key to see if it still can turn)?
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Re: Stripped Truss Rod Nut. What Now?

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Again humor/sarcasm is hard to impart over the net..............

They make a tapered allen wrench for getting "stripped" allen bolts out, it may be that this is more what you need to remove the damaged part and replace it.
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Re: Stripped Truss Rod Nut. What Now?

Aaaaaaaaah, the portion of the nut where your allen wrench is stripped, and not the threads on the nut?

Not as big a deal. I follow.
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