My Flying V has a little fret buzz on the bass strings approximately between the 7th and 12th frets. Normally I would just bust out my hex keys and go to town on the guitar... but I'm having some issues with this haha

I don't want to take the strings off (seems stupid to adjust a truss rod without the strings on anyways) but I can't figure out how to remove the cover without doing so. I can get to the screws no problem but I can't work the cover outta the way. Then to make matters worse the adjustment nut requires a socket but I don't have any thin enough to reach it. Help?
Endorsed by Dean Guitars 07-10
2003 Gibson Flying V w/ Moon Inlay
2006 Fender All-American Partscaster
SVK ELP-C500 Custom

1964 Fender Vibro Champ
1989 Peavey VTM60

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