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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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5.0

Buy this tool!!!

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This ingenious tool enabled easy truss rod adjustment on my '58 reissue Telecaster after removing the pickguard only. The height of the neck pickup precluded use of a screwdriver. Well worth its price!

5.0

Truss rod crank for 52 tele

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Works like a champagne!

5.0

Perfect tool for fast setups

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This tool saved a lot of money for me in setup spending, and guitar centers hate it all over the country!

5.0

A good idea and valuable tool - Stew Mac heel truss rod wrench

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Purchased this to use with a heel-truss Fender Jaguar and it does the job. No need to remove the neck anymore. On my particular guitar, however, you do have to remove the pickguard to access the truss. I also notched the wood a bit right in front of the truss rod nut for easier access (hidden by pickguard). All in all, though, this tool makes setups much easier and faster. It is also a nicely machined piece that, I believe, is indicated to be made in Germany. Recommended.

5.0

Just what the Fender bass doctor ordered

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This is just what I needed for truss rod adjustments to my Fender American Vintage Reissue '62 Jazz bass and '57 Precision basses. Highly recommended!

5.0

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.

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