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Old 02-09-2018, 12:54 PM
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I recall a cartoon of an auto mechanic staring into an engine compartment, scratching his head in bewilderment.



Standing next to the car was the owner, shrugging, with raised eyebrows.



The caption is the mechanic saying --

"Suppose you tell me what it was doing BEFORE you tried to fix it."


Exactly!!!!!
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Old 02-09-2018, 12:59 PM
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You, too many "warranty" repairs from the untrained hand cranking on the truss rod. It's why they don't sell a car with a crescent wrench. LOL
Which blows my mind. Personally, I can't imagine not tweaking my own relief. It is very easy and, if done properly, very difficult to do any damage.

(1) Make small adjustments
(2) Measure relief with a feeler gauge in between adjustments
(3) Don't try to force anything

If you follow those 3 guidelines you really can't mess anything up. I would hate to have to visit a tech every time I wanted to change string gauge or when the humidity changed.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:42 PM
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OK - SO i tried this again tonight - And wouldnt you know it works... I feel like a dummy.

It didnt feel like the wrench was clicking in, Turns out i wasnt all the way in! It just needed a little more reach.

Sorry for wasting a 2 page thread on this!
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:08 PM
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this is where I got mine $5.95 shipped / Genuine Martin part#

https://www.zzounds.com/item--MRT13WR0001?siid=191274
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:50 PM
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this is where I got mine $5.95 shipped / Genuine Martin part#

https://www.zzounds.com/item--MRT13WR0001?siid=191274
That's the one I have ...works great.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:49 PM
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OK - SO i tried this again tonight - And wouldnt you know it works... I feel like a dummy.

It didnt feel like the wrench was clicking in, Turns out i wasnt all the way in! It just needed a little more reach.

Sorry for wasting a 2 page thread on this!
The Martin truss rod wrench can be a little tricky to get seated on the nut. Glad you got it figured out!
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:21 PM
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Assuming that they haven't changed the size for the new 're-imagined' series, you need a long 5mm wrench - like this one, item #6114 at the bottom...

http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools..._Wrenches.html

The adjuster for the two-way rod that Martin use now sits deeper in the block than the old one-way rod, and can't be reached with a standard Allen key. Been this way for a few years now - all three of my Martins have the two-way rod, and I have one of the above wrenches to make the very occasional adjustment.
Martin sells the 5mm wrench for $4.00 plus shipping. It will work with either the one way adjustable truss rod (longer shaft) or the newer, two way adjustable truss rod (set in deeper into the neck block).

The only problem is $10.00 shipping so I bought two of them so it shouldn't go to waste. LOL.
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