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Truss rod adjustment on Adamas 1885

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clrules
Posted 2019-04-16 9:46 AM (#547716)
Subject: Truss rod adjustment on Adamas 1885


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I need to make a truss rod adjustment on my Adamas. The adjustment nut is so far away from the rear access that I am having a hard time finding out what size wrench I need to fit the truss rod nut. I think it is a 5mm?
Also if any of you have done this does it require a special tool other than a really long Allen wrench? I can't get my arm far enough in the body to try to use a regular Allen wrench with any control and I can't see what I'm doing anyway.
Headstock truss rod adjustments make so much more sense like on my old O's. Takes about one minute to tweak one that way.
I don't know why everyone went this way other than it looks nicer.
Anyway any advice will be appreciated.
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-04-16 11:31 AM (#547720 - in reply to #547716)
Subject: RE: Truss rod adjustment on Adamas 1885



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I believe that they use a 3/16" allen wrench.

Yes, it just needs to be a long-reach wrench. You can contact Al Pepiak at Lost Art Vintage Instruments.

He has them available for $10 + shipping.

See: http://www.lostartvintage.com/Categoryinfo.aspx?categoryid=11&categoryitem=118&itemid=710&country=us

Or you can order them from him via eBay for $13.

See: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ovation-Adamas-truss-rod-wrench-K-bar-vintage-guitar-bass-NEW/352318048280?hash=item5207cac818:g:ufIAAMXQjq5Q-A3A

 



Edited by DanSavage 2019-04-16 11:34 AM
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clrules
Posted 2019-04-16 4:54 PM (#547729 - in reply to #547716)
Subject: Re: Truss rod adjustment on Adamas 1885


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Thanks, Dan! You're the man.
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alpep
Posted 2019-04-17 11:59 AM (#547750 - in reply to #547716)
Subject: Re: Truss rod adjustment on Adamas 1885


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Or just contact me
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-04-17 2:17 PM (#547755 - in reply to #547750)
Subject: Re: Truss rod adjustment on Adamas 1885



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Al,
Yep. I pointed him in your direction.
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