Truss rod tool does not fit in my LP Traditional

fzero666

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Hi All,

I've recently bought 2010 LP Traditional Gold Top. Neck was straight with almost no relief, so I decided to correct it a little bit. I always do basic adjustement on my guitars by myself, I give it to tech only for more advanced jobs (fret grinding etc).
I didnt received tool, but I have 5/16 from my ESP Eclipse. But it does not fit. It fits to around half of truss rod screw, but will not go any further. I moved it around 1/8, but decided not to move it more. As it does not fit till the end of screw I can easily damage truss rod screw.
Tool from ESP is 5/16, I even checked it with 8mm allen key (5/16 inch is 7.93mm) and it fits perfectly.
I'm afraid I might have cavity in headstock not drilled well (too much wood). I've checked tools dedicated for Gibsons on the web and they seem to be same as my for ESP so buying one will not solve.
Anybody has simillar issue with LP Traditional?
 

Trea

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It sounds like perhaps the socket walls are too thick? Try a different tool.
 

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Can you see the whole hex nut in the truss rod cavity?
 

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You say you've done basic adjustments yourself, and you say that you are using the right tools. If this is true, then perhaps it might have a bit excess wood at the top.

If you know what you are doing, you could try using something like a STEWMAC truss rod rescue kit. It will allow you to remove some of the wood around the truss rod without damaging the threads on the truss rod. Though you might not need it, you can even fix a broken truss rod, should that happen to any of your guitars in the future. The kit is expensive, but it's out there if you need it. http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tools/S...od_Rescue_Kit.html?actn=100101&xst=3&xsr=1232

Otherwise, maybe take it to a tech/luthier to evaluate it and fix it up properly.
 

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like sex, make it fit. or you're doing it wrong.
 

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Why don't you take your guitar to your local music store and see if one of the techs will let you use one of their tools while you order one that'll work for future adjustments? Barring any wood work of course.


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Post pics, someone will tell you it's a fake ;) j/k
 

fzero666

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Hi,

Yes, I can see hex, screw is not damaged, please find picture below. Also I dont think it is a fake, have all papers with serial number from Gibson, card from official distributor and recipe.
My only idea is that angle of the wood is blocking the wrench pipe to go futher, with shorter pipe ot should go. Or grinding/sanding some wood, but this I would not want to do :)


 

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