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Old 07-24-2019, 05:41 PM
RockyRacc00n RockyRacc00n is offline
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Default What tool do I need to adjust this truss rod?

I want to adjust the truss rod on my J50. I’ve adjusted truss rods before but this one looks different. Looks like I need some kind of a ratchet wrench... is that what I need to use?

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Old 07-24-2019, 05:45 PM
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I use this on my J45.

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Old 07-24-2019, 05:47 PM
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Maybe the easiest way is to use a 12 point socket with an extension, or buy a Taylor truss rod wrench
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:09 PM
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That looks like the TR adjustment on my J-15. Is that a Gibson? EDIT: Oops-- just noticed in your OP you said it's a J-50) Mine came with a little tool that is "L" shaped, with the short part of the L being a hex socket, and the long part is a handle that has a little Phillips (cross point) screwdriver at the end.

Seems Gibson should sell those. Or amazon. I would avoid using a 12 point socket. If it's a little bit off in size you can chew up the nut. You want a good, proper fit. I imagine the right size of hex socket could work.

EDIT: Here's one on amazon (there are many) that looks like mine:
https://www.amazon.com/Allparts-LT-4...s%2C195&sr=8-4
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:24 PM
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Looks like the same as the J45.
I suggest you contact Gibson.
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:29 PM
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Should be a 5/16” nut. You can use a regular socket but it should have a fairly thin wall. A 1/4” drive would probably be your best bet. A 6 point socket is preferable to a 12 point.
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:51 PM
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Just type "Gibson truss rod wrench" in the search box @ StewMac.com, Amazon, or eBay.
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:00 PM
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A thin walled long hex or 12 point socket, attached to a ratchet (perhaps with an extension) should work fine. Dunno what the socket size is.
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:20 PM
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I use the wrench that came with my midtown standard bass on all my Gibson's, even the one from the 30's.
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:59 PM
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A 5/16 nut driver from ace hardware worked on my LG2
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Old 07-24-2019, 10:32 PM
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Should be a 5/16” nut. You can use a regular socket but it should have a fairly thin wall. A 1/4” drive would probably be your best bet. A 6 point socket is preferable to a 12 point.
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