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Truss Rod Crank for Tele

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Truss Rod Crank for Tele

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Truss Rod Crank for Tele

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Compact steel wrench for slotted truss rod nuts. StewMac exclusive!

Here's a handy little crank-action steel wrench made for heel-adjustable slotted truss rod nuts. A vintage-style Tele® requires only simple pickguard removal. Straight and diagonal ends let you work without unstringing the guitar.

Compact 3-9/16" (90.49mm) length fits a guitar case.


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A must have tool

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If you own a telecaster, this is a must have tool.

5.0

All Tele Owners Need This!!

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This tool is great. Well designed. Makes adjusting your Tele truss rod a snap. Wish I had this years ago!

5.0

Perfect!

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I wish I knew this existed years ago. I'd much rather take the pick guard off rather than the neck to do a truss rod adjustment.

5.0

Wow! Works great!  

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Wow, what a time saver if you have an older heel-adjust Tele where the neck pickup height screws go into the body as opposed to the pickguard. This saves the pickup from damage, or even more from having to possibly remove the neck. Each end has a different angle of the blade to accommodate the change in position of the truss rod slots as you rotate. Why didn't someone think of this years ago. It was worth double the price as it made this task such a breeze. BE SURE TO READ THE STEWMAC TIP ON TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENTS! REALLY HELPFUL. http://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Online_Resources/Learn_About_Truss_Rod_Installation_and_Repair/Dont_be_nervous_about_adjusting_that_truss_rod.html

5.0

Outstanding - turns a 10-15 minute job into a three second job.

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I was a little skeptical of this tool based on how it looked in the photo but it was inexpensive and I figured it was worth a try. Prior to this I had been using an old school paint can opener tool to get at the heel of my 62 type Strat neck. This tool is fantastic; the offset curve on one end is a game changer. It makes it possible (and easy) to adjust the truss no matter what position the "+" slot is in. A tiny investment for an indespinsible tool. A must have for adjusting the old Teles and Strats if you don't want to endure the ordeal of removing the neck or doing contortions with the pickguard while the strings are on just to adjust the goofy truss rod. You just need to have (or make) a small notch in the pick guard at the point where the truss rod sits and voila! - turns a 10-15 minute job into a three second job and the best part is that nothing gets nicked, scratched or marked at all. An essential tool for me. I will be keeping one in the case and one at the bench from now on.

5.0

Wonderful!

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Bought one for my portable tool kit, one for my bench, and one to throw in my tele case. Awesome little tool. Incredible really that it took so long for someone to come up with the idea! Bravo!

5.0

Ingenious little tool!

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The best six bucks you'll ever spend. Highly recommended.

5.0

Very great invention

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With this thing after me too convenient, not to tear down the neck each adjustment, especially TELE model, a great invention.

5.0

A No-Brainer

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This cheap little goodie pays for itself the first time you don't have to remove a heel-adjust Tele neck. Works on Strats too, by loosening the neck and tilting it to expose the truss rod nut slots. Just buy it and keep it with your setup tools. You'll be glad you did.

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Simple but fantastic

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The one issue I always had with buying vintage style Fenders was the messing about with taking the neck off to adjust the truss rod...no more! This is an absolute godsend. This and stewmacs' radius gauges have transformed my set ups. Thanks from a very happy UK customer!

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