Stripped Truss Rod Nut, Agile AL

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  1. wheresthefbomb

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    I stripped out the truss rod nut on my Agile AL-2000 Baritone using crappy/wrong tools over and over like a real dingus. The truss rod itself is fine, and a local shop was able to adjust it last summer, but their setup was so bad that I don't really want them touching it again nor would I trust them to set it correctly.

    I'm hoping for a cheap solution, I'm going to order one of those StewMac nut gripper wrenches and a new truss rod nut. This brings me to my question:

    What size truss rod nut goes on Agile ALs? Usually Gibson stuff is a drop in replacement on this guitar but the nut is a cylinder (that used to be) fitted for a 4mm allen key, totally different from Gibson. I don't even see one like it offered on StewMac. Can I put one of the Gibson or Fender ones on as long as I get the right tool to turn it, or do truss rods come with different threading?

    Thanks for reading.
     
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    Pull the nut, check the threads, buy accordingly. There's probably something out there that's a direct fit, worse case scenario, just use a tapered extractor (which is basically what the "Grabber" is) to move the rod the few times a year it's needed.

    For the future, get a set of good ball end, long shaft allen keys. There are plenty of cheap sets on Amazon and eBay these days.
     
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    Thanks for your feedback, I was sort of hesitant to pull the nut without a replacement on hand but that's only out of ignorance. I'll order the gripper today and get on with it, then.

    I already bought a nice set of allen keys, but too late, alas.
     

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