waylay00 Posted March 9, 2007 Report Share Posted March 9, 2007 The other day, as I was doing some routine truss adjustments on my Fender American Deluxe Strat, I somehow or another stripped the allen nut at the end of the truss rod. This event is odd, because I always take care when adjusting with truss rods. I barely turned the wrench, and bam, it suddenly lost grip as if it were stripped (VERY odd )... The truss rod itself is a Fender Bi-Flex rod (similar to the StewMac Hot Rod), so replacing the nut is not an option, since it welded to the rod itself. I've literally tried everything...WD40 (to see if it's a lubrication problem between the threads), all sorts of allen wrenches, etc 1) Is there anything I can do to potentially remedy this? I've tried using a 9/64 allen instead of the 1/8 to see if that would work, but it didn't. 2) This neck is dear to me, so replacing it is really out of the option. Yes, I know buying a replacement neck would be cheaper, but this was my first neck...I REALLY wish to keep using it. It means something to me...For replacing truss rods, who are some respectable luthiers whom you would recommend for this type of work? 3) How much would this normally cost to have someone replace the rod? Thanks, Wade Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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