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Help With Damaged Truss Rod Adjustment Screw

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by kimgee, Jun 13, 2019 at 7:49 PM.

  1. kimgee

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    Hey guys, I recently got a Warwick with a damaged truss rod adjustment screw. The previous owner said the truss rod was kinda stiff to turn, but said nothing of the damaged screw. The hex head is wallowed out to the point where the Warwick tool won't even turn it. I have been able to turn the screw a little bit by using a larger hex wrench, but I could definitely see this becoming a fatal problem. Does anyone know of a way to deal with a worn hex head on the truss rod like this? It is really sad that this issue is on a gorgeous PNut II. It is an awesome guitar, and I really like it, but this is a serious issue. Very sad indeed. Thanks in advance for any insight anyone can offer.
     
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    I'm afraid the right way to fix this is replacing the truss rod, which would involve removing and reglueing the fretboard.
     
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    Oh shayte. I once had such a bass too. I gave it back to the seller.
     
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    If only the head is worn you don't need to worry, there are more ways to make it useable. One of them is to carve 2 indentations, so you can use a large flat head screwdriver.
     
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    Thanks to everyone for the advice. I am especially grateful to DiMarco for posting the video, I have already ordered one of those grippy tools. and I think that will really do the trick. Sorry for taking so long to get back to you guys, but I have the worst cold I have had in years. I have been sick for a week now, and still feel lousy.
     
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    This is the guitar with the issue. I am pretty confident that I can resolve the situation. I certainly hope so anyway, because it is one sweet guitar.


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  8. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Nice gee-ta... No!... Nice BASS!

    Hope you could solve it soon. :)
     
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    Get well soon and enjoy the bass!
     
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