#1
I got a Jackson Warrior for my birthday a few months ago, and so far I'm very satisfied with the guitar itself. However, I've been doing some minor customizing like adjusting the action, floyd rose spring tension, and intonation, and I've completely stripped the tool Jackson provided for unscrewing most of the parts. In particular this is a problem because I can't screw the locking nuts all the way down and my tuning keeps going sharp almost immediately.

I looked on Jackson's website but I couldn't find a way to contact them and ask for a replacement. Do you think they would send me a replacement, and, if so, how can I contact them? Also, in the meantime, is there anything I can do to secure my locking nuts so that I can actually play the guitar while I wait?
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#2
The locking nuts are entirely round on the outside edge, they have hexagonal slots in them designed to fit the tool Jackson provided. I've tried using needle-nose pliers, but since the edges are round, it doesn't work.
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#3
take it down to your hardware store and ask for one of the same size.
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#4
They'd have one at a hardware store? I'd never seen a tool like it so I just assumed it was a proprietary tool so that you couldn't use Jackson hardware with other guitars and vice-versa. If that's an ordinary tool I'm afraid I may have just made myself look like a dumbass...


EDIT: Ah, yes. I just Wiki'd allen wrenches and you're right. I'm officially a dumbass.

Thanks haha.
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Last edited by GodofCheesecake at Oct 29, 2008,
#6
Uh... allen wrenches do not strip. You rip apart the heads of the allen screws for using the wrong size. The proper size for the posts, lock bolts, and lock nuts is a 3mm. The correct size for the Floyd saddle screws is 2.5mm IIRC. You shoudl still have the wrench the slips over the truss nut then.
#7
You started ****in around with a guitar when you didn't even know what an Allen key is? Oh dear dude! Hope it works out okay for ya in the end!
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#8
you also mentioned that your tuning goes sharp? is this when you tighten the locking nuts? this is probably because jacksons don't have a string retainer on the headstock to make the strings lay flat across the nut bed.
if you remove the locking blocks and look at the nut from the side you'll see that this may be the case. the strings don't lay flat across the nut
so the locking block pushes the string down onto the nut bed, making the tuning go sharp.