#1
The allen bolt on my locking nut for my Jackson Ke3 wont tighten because it has worn out. The Allen key will no longer turn the bolt clockwise
I can loosen it but not tighten it.

Before i go and get a new one tomorrow, (which i will do,) is there anyway to temporarily fix it so i can tighten and play.
#2
Sticky Tape. Or just use a Capo
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#3
Capo isnt a bad idea, i'll just play everything a semitone higher i suppose...

But i dont see stickytape having the pressure to hold the tuning...
#4
Quote by Butt Rayge
Capo isnt a bad idea, i'll just play everything a semitone higher i suppose...

But i dont see stickytape having the pressure to hold the tuning...

Yeah honestly that was just something to type while I thought of a real answer.
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#5
Lol...

My nut's done the same thing. Allen keys are ****e man, why cant people just use crosshead screws?!
#6
Quote by McShredder
Lol...

My nut's done the same thing. Allen keys are ****e man, why cant people just use crosshead screws?!

+ Fucking 1
#7
I guess a 4 way screw would round out faster than an allen headed bolt....If you use the correct allen wrench. Which I am sure you all do, they are included with the guitars. :/ sounds like you may have got shafted on an allen wrench, or maybe you are using a metric when you need a standard or something?
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#8
The Key was just made of stronger stuff than the bolt , and i was too rough with it i guess...
#9
Are you 100% sure you're using imperial allen keys with imperial bolts / metric with metric?
#10
I'm using the one that came with the guitar, the one that has always worked until today. As i said, the bolt has worn out and is no longer hexagonal. It has been rounded off.
#11
Quote by Butt Rayge
I'm using the one that came with the guitar, the one that has always worked until today. As i said, the bolt has worn out and is no longer hexagonal. It has been rounded off.
That really should never have happened and if you didn't say so, I would also blame it on use an "inch" wrench on metric screws or vis-versa.

Take one of them to a hardware store and you may be able to get a replacement.
#12
Quote by Butt Rayge
The allen bolt on my locking nut for my Jackson Ke3 wont tighten because it has worn out. The Allen key will no longer turn the bolt clockwise
I can loosen it but not tighten it.

Before i go and get a new one tomorrow, (which i will do,) is there anyway to temporarily fix it so i can tighten and play.


What has worn out?
Are the threads on the bolt stripped? Is the hole where the allen wrench fits in rounded out? Is the Allen wrench itself worn out?
#13
Allen wrenches > Screws by far, i love them, but just get the right set of tools.
In a hardware store or something you can buy MUCH better wrenches than you get delivered with the guitar.

And for the screw, either tape the screw, or just play without it?
#14
needle nose pliers?

it doesn't need to be too tight.
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#15
Quote by Lemoninfluence
needle nose pliers?

it doesn't need to be too tight.

thats probably the cause of his problem, dont crank them right up and you should never round them.
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#16
^ he means just wrap the pliers around the screw head to tighten for a temporary fix. You can't ruin in that way, besides he his getting a new screw anyway.
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#17
Quote by bean-o
^ he means just wrap the pliers around the screw head to tighten for a temporary fix. You can't ruin in that way, besides he his getting a new screw anyway.

I think he was addressing my second sentence rather than the first.
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#18
^Ahh... my bad. Yeah, you don't need very much pressure, you can almost tighten them by hand.
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#20
Quote by strummin67
A tool repeatedly used will eventually wear out.

my mate has just bought a 1985 ibanez roadstar. it works perfectly. there's wear and tear and then there's people doing things wrong.
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#21
Quote by McShredder
Lol...

My nut's done the same thing. Allen keys are ****e man, why cant people just use crosshead screws?!


You're an idiot, screws wear out much faster because there is a lot more slippage between the screwhead and the tool. If you use the correct size allen key, and don't apply too much pressure you will have no problems.
#22
Quote by strummin67
What has worn out?
Are the threads on the bolt stripped? Is the hole where the allen wrench fits in rounded out? Is the Allen wrench itself worn out?

Yes
#24
use pliers. that's the first thing i would do
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#25
you can buy them separatley online I think
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