#1
Is there can equivalent of StewMac in the UK? I wanted a 5/8 t handle truss rod wrench for my Lester but they seem hard to come by over here. I guess StewMac might send them internationally but the cost of postage and customs is stupid! (I've had a search on Amazon and eBay but to no avail - yes there are true rod wrenches but they are the cheaper pipe shape ones).
#2
check a hardware/tool/home improvement store.
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All you need is an Allan Key, I bought a set of them from Wilkinsons for about a fiver and they have every size I need (metric and imperial) for everything possible on all my guitars.

They also turned out to be handy when the girlfriend wants me to build TV stands and shelves and stuff.
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All you need is an Allan Key, I bought a set of them from Wilkinsons for about a fiver and they have every size I need (metric and imperial) for everything possible on all my guitars.

They also turned out to be handy when the girlfriend wants me to build TV stands and shelves and stuff.

+1

If all you need is an Allen wrench, you'll have a hard time paying more than £20 for a set that'll have you covered pretty much for life (or until you start losing them)
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#7
Gibsons use a hex nut, not an Allen key.
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Gibsons use a hex nut, not an Allen key.



I see, well that throws a spanner in the works.

OP, are you sure it is 5/8ths an inch? All the parts I can find that say they fit Gibson are 5/16ths.

Also when I think about it, an adjustment bolt for a truss rod that is over a centimeter in diameter seems pretty damn big.

Why can't you Americans just catch up with the rest of the world and use metric measurements
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Why can't you Americans just catch up with the rest of the world and use metric measurements


Only one reason.


We don't have too...
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#10
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I see, well that throws a spanner in the works.

OP, are you sure it is 5/8ths an inch? All the parts I can find that say they fit Gibson are 5/16ths.

Also when I think about it, an adjustment bolt for a truss rod that is over a centimeter in diameter seems pretty damn big.

Why can't you Americans just catch up with the rest of the world and use metric measurements

we use both here actually, imperial (SAE) was/is the largest used system here since the industrial revolution. Same in some other countries also

The only issue I have with it is buying tools sucks because you have to have SAE and Metric which is 2x the cost

But TS go to your local music store they will either have one that size or can get you one easy.
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Only one reason.


We don't have too...


Because freedom is measured in imperial?
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#12
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Because freedom is measured in imperial?

No, it's how ever we deem it to be
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#13
My bad! 5/16th and not 5/8th ...... Yeah, at just over half an inch it WOULD indeed be a monster truss rod nut!! Where's the emoticon for "red face" ? Strange, even though I'm getting on in years (>50) I tend to think in metric... If you were to ask kids in Europe how big 5/16 inch would be they probably would say "what's an inch?"
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#14
Because the kooky U.S. Americans, and quite a few other countries as well around the planet, decided to just not care about other nations' uses of works heh heh heh\

Also, true on the Inch claim for Europe :P

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#15
a 5/16" thin walled nut driver would be your ticket. amazon uk seems to have three terms for then "nut driver, "nut spinner", or "nut spanner".

if you're under the cover, now would be a good time to put a tiny dab of grease (something clean) under the nut and on the threads. this will keep things trouble free for quite a while and make adjustments easier.
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