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The neck was a little bowed and the truss rod wouldn't turn any more, so I removed the walnut plug and the truss rod nut (after much cursing and swearing)so i can insert some washers.. The nut isn't completely stripped but it's pretty worn, so I should probably replace it. I also need the correct size washer or washers. Does anyone know what the best source for these parts would be? Also I chewed up the walnut plug quite a bit so I should probably replace it too, but i don't think i have the tools or skill to re-shape it.
I'm on a low budget, but I'm considering just taking it to someone who has the parts and skill to finish the job.
I don't really want to go to L&M, I'm wondering what would be a good place to take it?
 

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It’s a USA Strat? The truss rod nut should just be a Allen key nut. The walnut plug you removed from where, the heal of the neck or the top? American vintage would have a heal adjust truss rod nut. A few pics would help I guess.
 

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So the nut is at the heal end then. If you can remove the nut just replace it, fairly cheap for the nut. Then just get a handful of washers big enough to slide over the threaded part of the truss rod but small enough to fit and not bind up inside the neck. I used 2 flat washers from Home Depot. Don’t buy the lock washer just regular flat washers. I used 2 and put the new nut back on and it worked out great. Have a few washers left over just incase it happens again. Not sure why you removed the walnut plug though.
 

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Never mind all that. I googled what you have. A bi-flex truss rod. Still same sort of fix. You can buy a kit with the nut, washers and plug. Here’s the kit, gives you a idea of the washer size though
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i found the washers at Canadian Tire, #5 metric, flattened them out and put them in. It worked! I got the neck where I want it.
Now all I need is the walnut plug, preferably pre-shaped.
 

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Nice. I’d just do a quick google search. That pic I posted was right off google, think it’s a UK company that sells that kit.
 

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I mean the plug should be pretty cheap and easy to make I would think. Get a small piece of dowel that fits in, drill a hole in the middle. Tape off the headstock and sand it flush.
 

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I mean the plug should be pretty cheap and easy to make I would think. Get a small piece of dowel that fits in, drill a hole in the middle. Tape off the headstock and sand it flush.
I think you would have to do more than sand it.
 
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