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Truss Rod Hex Key Size for MIM Fenders

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Paul in Colorado, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    What size hex key (allen wrench) do I need to adjust the truss rod on a MIM Stratocaster? It seems all of mine are too small or too big.
     

  2. Tuxedo Poly

    Tuxedo Poly Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 19, 2011
    Merseyside UK
    Usually 3/16"
     
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  3. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Dec 29, 2010
    Illinois
    Yep, 3/16"

    Various Fender Wrench Sizes:

    MIM Truss Rod 3/16"
    Am Std Truss Rod 1/8"
    Most Asian imports are 5mm
    Micro Tilt 1/8" or 3/32"
    American Standard Jazz Bass intonation 7/64"
    Jazz Bass Knob 1/16"

    American Modern Saddles .050" #4-40
    American Vintage Saddles - Slotted #6-32 x 7/16
    American Vintage Saddles - Hex 1/16" #6-32 hex set screws
    MIM Guitar Saddles 1.5mm M3 x 0.5
    MIM Bass Saddles 1/16" #6-32
     
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  4. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    Thanks. Time for a trip to Ace Hardware!
     

  5. Vizcaster

    Vizcaster Friend of Leo's

    Sep 15, 2007
    Glen Head, NY
    See if you can get yourself a long-shank t-handle allen wrench. Grainger has them open-stock. It will allow you to reach in from the end of the headstock, clearing all the tuners. Works great for the 3/16 size for MIM's, but unfortunately the thinner 1/8" wrench for MIA's will twist with the shaft that long.
     

  6. teleplayr

    teleplayr Tele-Meister

    I picked up T-handled allen wrenches from the local Steve's Wholesale tools. No issue with the 1/8" for my American Fenders.

    Only a few bucks apiece.
     

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