#1
Sup, Pitterlings?!


So, I've got an acoustic from 1950. The truss needed to be adjusted, so I went to the garage and got myself a screw driver. When I put the driver into the slot to remove the screw from the cover, the entire top of the screw broke. I mean, it was a Philips head, but now there is nothing. It's completely flat. What do I do??? The screw is SO tiny, but i cant get it out. It's in there super tight, but the head of the screw is just flat now. There are no ridges. It's neither Philips, not Flathead now. It's just... flat... and I dont know what to do. Help? It's a 63 year old instrument. It's worth quite a bit! I need your help, Me Broskies. \m/
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So, I've got an acoustic from 1950. The truss needed to be adjusted,


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#7
It's not like you played it anyways :P
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#8
1. Unzip your pants.
2. Position penis towards the screw.
3. Use your fingers to open up penis hole.
4. Put your widened penis hole over the screw.
5. Twist penis and screw to remove screw.

#9
So you stripped the screw that was in there and cant back it out? go and get a set of easy out's from your local hardware store they are designed to bite into what is left of the screw head and reverse it out. Going to +1 everyone that said take it to a shop, but hey what the hell does it matter to me it's not my guitar that will get ****ed up.
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#12
Quote by Morphogenesis26
1. Unzip your pants.
2. Position penis towards the screw.
3. Use your fingers to open up penis hole.
4. Put your widened penis hole over the screw.
5. Twist penis and screw to remove screw.


Ew I'd be pretty grossed out if I weren't taking a dump right now.

Honestly ts, I'm not sure what to do, but I suspects you aren't the first personal to have this happen and that somebody knows the proper solution.

Good luck finding that somebody in the pit.
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#13
For a 63 year old guitar, I kind of think that was bound to happen eventually anyways.

But what you really need...


are some new strings.
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Ew I'd be pretty grossed out if I weren't taking a dump right now.


When in doubt, penis hole it! Pencil not sharp? Stick it in your penis and twist.

Okay, now I'm making myself shudder. ;-;
#15
Quote by Morphogenesis26
1. Unzip your pants.
2. Position penis towards the screw.
3. Use your fingers to open up penis hole.
4. Put your widened penis hole over the screw.
5. Twist penis and screw to remove screw.





Good one Derek.
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#16
Quote by Morphogenesis26
1. Unzip your pants.
2. Position penis towards the screw.
3. Use your fingers to open up penis hole.
4. Put your widened penis hole over the screw.
5. Twist penis and screw to remove screw.


Why are you channeling Ometh?
#17
At least you did not put sand in it, like that bloke from a few years back did with his bass..
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#18
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Why are you channeling Ometh?


Because boredom.

I mean, sure, I could do something productive, like read a book, play a game, clean, do some schoolwork, play music, or something, but this feels right.

Just like how penis holing it feels right.
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Quote by Morphogenesis26
Because boredom.

I mean, sure, I could do something productive, like read a book, play a game, clean, do some schoolwork, play music, or something, but this feels right.

Just like how penis holing it feels right.

Eh, fair enough.
#20
So you snapped the tip of the truss rod screw?

Try tapping it and make a new hole to take the whole thing out, then replace the truss rod if you can.
#22
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At least you did not put sand in it, like that bloke from a few years back did with his bass..


I was installing EMG's not adjusting the truss rod.
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#24
it is obvious that no one plays guitars on this forum when they tell you to take your guitar to a shop for a simple truss rod adjustment

how bent do you have to be to now be able to adjust your own truss rod

shit is stupid easy and safe
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#25
I still play guitar, I just don't know a darn thing about fixing one because I've never had issues like that.
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#27
what you really need is to listen to Joshua Garcia




#28
everyone who says you need to bring it to a shop:

how are you ever going to learn to be self sufficient? do you get your car's oil changed at your local wal mart too? why pay some guitar "tech" a ******ed amount of money to set up your guitar when setting it up is as easy as googling what to do and getting yourself a few basic tools that in reality, you should probably get anyway if you want to get through life.

I love my guitar, and i love working on it. and if it starts acting funny, i probably know how to fix it, if i dont, google is in the palm of my hands.
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#29
Wait, just the screw on the truss rod COVER? Take the other screw out and see if you can pop the cover off or spin it out of the way. Or carefully pry it up if there's only one screw. If you popped the head off of the screw, it's not holding the cover on very well anymore.
#31
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For a 63 year old guitar, I kind of think that was bound to happen eventually anyways.

But what you really need...


are some new strings.
and a amp right?
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everyone who says you need to bring it to a shop:

how are you ever going to learn to be self sufficient? do you get your car's oil changed at your local wal mart too? why pay some guitar "tech" a ******ed amount of money to set up your guitar when setting it up is as easy as googling what to do and getting yourself a few basic tools that in reality, you should probably get anyway if you want to get through life.

I love my guitar, and i love working on it. and if it starts acting funny, i probably know how to fix it, if i dont, google is in the palm of my hands.


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#33
Whenever I strip a screw i use a drill with a smaller bit than the screw and drill a hole into the center of the screw. Then you can usually wedge something into the hole like a screwdriver, file, or pliers to turn the screw.
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#36
Seems like TS got screwed.
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