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#1 Basscabman

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:10 AM

2008 Fender MIM 70's re issue Jazz with the bullet type truss rod, anyone know the allen key size for the rod and the control knobs ? Not 3\16
I've tried every key I have no luck!
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 02:24 PM

Imperial sizes maybe. i recently had to buy a set of imperial size keys for the saddle screws on an American string-through bridge. The key for the saddle screws also fits the control knob retaining screws. Couldnt say about the truss rod key but there is a good chance it is the same problem.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:43 PM

I don't have one myself to check but this link suggests a standard bullet trussrod nut needs a 1/8" hex wrench:
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:57 PM

I'm pretty sure its a 4mm I had one in a few months back now a 74 avri if I remember right. First I thought it was something wrong like they used a weird nut size. But turned out after much trying an Allen key did fit. I'm sure it was a 4mm. As I was surprised!
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:51 AM

Thanks chaps. Got onto fender and It is Indeed a 1/8" hex.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:29 PM

Silly me. Indeed I do actually have a 1/8 fender hex. I don't know why I thought it was a 4mm.
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Posted 24 May 2017 - 06:50 PM

View PostTwincam, on 20 May 2017 - 02:29 PM, said:

Silly me. Indeed I do actually have a 1/8 fender hex. I don't know why I thought it was a 4mm.

A worn 4mm will probably fit.





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