What size allen key will I need to adjust my Tele's truss rod?


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d_man2k
03-05-2006, 07:52 AM
On fretnot guitar repair site, they say most Fender electrics have a 1/8" truss nut. I converted this into mm and got 3.17mm.

I have a 4mm and 5mm allen key and the 4 is too small, and the 5 is too big! If I take the advice of Fretnot, they say I should use a 3.17mm key, but if 4mm is too small, a 3mm is obviously not going to work either.

Can someone with a Fender Std. Telecaster tell me what size allen key I need to adjust my truss rod in metric or imperial.

azn_guitarist25
03-05-2006, 08:55 AM
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Truss_rods/Wrenches,_hex_keys/Ball-End_Hex_Keys.html one of those in that set is 1/8". so you want to get the set of 11 in SAE. and if you don't mind but why are you adjusting your truss rod.

jj1565
03-05-2006, 09:03 AM
are u sure u need the adjustment? and u need inch keys for fender. not the mm ones, like said.

azn_guitarist25
03-05-2006, 09:13 AM
are u sure u need the adjustment? and u need inch keys for fender. not the mm ones, like said.

yeh thats why i recommended the SAE set in 11. :peace:

jj1565
03-05-2006, 09:26 AM
well they have cheaper sets, and when i put "like said" that means i heard what u said, and i was agreeing.

azn_guitarist25
03-05-2006, 09:34 AM
well they have cheaper sets, and when i put "like said" that means i heard what u said, and i was agreeing.

ah **** sorry. nice to see someone agree with me.

d_man2k
03-06-2006, 06:08 AM
Thanks guys. Where can I get inch allen keys in England?

jj1565
03-06-2006, 06:29 AM
hardware stores "should" have them.