Strat Truss Rod Nut Request
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  •   Subject: Strat Truss Rod Nut Request
    Hi Rick,
    I saw you article at http://www.evor.com/askrick_32.html and was wondering if you could help me.

    I have a 1997 American Start (bi-flex truss rod). Can I unscrew and replace the allen head (nut) on my guitar?

    Could you tell me where I can get a replacement nut for the American Start bi-flex truss rod?

    Thanks very much for any information you could give on this topic.
    Best,
    John
  • Ricks Answer to - Strat Truss Rod Nut Request

    Hi John,
    Yes, you sure can replace the nut. I would try either Allparts or Stewart McDonald. I'm not exactly familiar with the particular rod you have but if you can get to the nut then you should be able to unscrew it until it backs completely out and then screw a new one onto the rod.

    One point of concern and friendly advice, always be sure to loosen the strings before adjusting the rod, after adjustment tune them back up again. It puts tremendous pressure against the rod and the nut while turning it under the string tension. That breals many rods and strips the threads on lots of the nuts. When the strings are tight the rod has to offset the pressure thus making it much harder to turn the nut on the rod. Hope this helps you.
    Rick Andrews
    Andrews Guitar



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