Friday, 07 September 2012
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Edit: hey, whaddya know, if I hadn't stopped searching at the bottom of page 1, I'd have found the answer, it's on page 2... apologies for the wasted bandwidth. [quote:zmn06fq0]Hi Vic, They are a 9/16" ball end driver. We sell them in our web store. You might be able to find one with a screw driver handle locally if you have a well stocked tool store in your area. The truss rod threads are right handed so clockwise to tighten ccw to loosen.[/quote:zmn06fq0] So looks like I'll be spending the evening trawling through a drawer full of ikea keys and bike keys and torx keys ;-) /Edit: Hi, What is the size of the key for the Combustion truss rod? My luthier [i:zmn06fq0](français)[/i:zmn06fq0] just phoned to tell me he's having trouble finding a key that fits properly. Is the nut a long way from the opening, so that an extra-long key is required - i.e. do I need to go hunt in my key drawer for the key that came with the Combustion, or will a key from a standard set work? With thanks and best regards, - Fletch
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Hang on: really 9/16 inch? That's almost 1½cm.
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9/64ths maybe?
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9/64th, that's about 3.6mm. Still haven't found either key yet, although I've plenty of 3.5 mm ones (which according to my calipers are mostly a shade above 3.4mm), and the biggest ones I have are a pair of 8mm and a 10mm which is a monster Allen wrench :-)
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9/64" I've never tried subbing a metric wrench for this size.
9 years ago
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Those imperial sizes are indeed available by mail-order in Europe, just not in shops - although I did manage to find a 12mm hex wrench this weekend while searching for the 9/16th size, and holding it in my hands is when sanity kicked in and I realised there must have been a typo in the original message: a half-inch hex wrench is huge! So thank you, Sheldon, for the authoritative answer to my question. I can now order the proper wrench in confidence. All the best, Fletch.
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9/64" (0.1406") is a hair bigger than 1/8" (0.125") so I'm sure an 1/8" will work. 9/64" = 3.57mm. I've got a conversion chart taped to my desk right behind my screen at work :)
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Hi Tyler, I've received a full SAE set now, and dropped them off at the luthier, so he shouldn't have any problems finding the right size in there. I'll have to try once I get the bass back, but I think the 3.5mm doesn't work well enough - or maybe the luthier found it wiggled a bit and didn't want to risk rounding the hex socket in the truss rod.
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