Stripped Truss Rod Nut. What Now?

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Slackerprince, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Slackerprince

    Slackerprince Senior Member

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    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.
    Thanks!!

    S
     
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    diceman V.I.P. Member

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    :shock:

    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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    Slackerprince Senior Member

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    I contacted my tech, and he seems to think he can handle it.
    Thanks.

    S
     
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    lp_junkie Senior Member

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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.
     
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    Slackerprince Senior Member

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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.

    S.
     
  6. omicron

    omicron Junior Member

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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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    lp_junkie Senior Member

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    Slacker-

    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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    diceman V.I.P. Member

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    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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