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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-03-2021, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Allen key size for Ibanez Jem77p-bfp

Hey fam how is it going? I just cant seem to find the right allen key that adjusts perfectly to the truss rod. I even asked at the shop where I bought it and they don't know. They say it's because it's an american size. What it fits its a 4, but it woobbles a bit and a 5 wont fit. Im from Spain btw.

So which size do you use? Thanks
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-03-2021, 09:04 AM
 
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That should be 3/16th of an inch if it's larger than 4mm and smaller than 5mm.
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Re: Allen key size for Ibanez Jem77p-bfp

Hm that's strange, it should be 4 mm unless ibanez doesn't use metric for the indonesian guitars which they do for all others?
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It's 4mm but the rod ends wear fast so it needs to be a factory 4mm. All wrenches are definitely not the same.
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It's 4mm but the rod ends wear fast so it needs to be a factory 4mm. All wrenches are definitely not the same.
would it be possible to replace the nut? I wouldn't trust something that soft for future stripping
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Re: Allen key size for Ibanez Jem77p-bfp

With the same thing, again, use a correct wrench and insert it fully. They round out because people will use anything that says it's 4mm but they're really not.
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I've never come across any wrench that isn't what it's marked unless it's a fluke... Or a POS chinese tool. I've been using all kinds of hand tools for the past 15 years as a mechanic... By the minute, not weekly. It being an ibanez branded allen wrench doesn't make it any more 4mm than a matco, snap-on, cornwell... Or craftsman allen wrench. I would think it's gotta be egged more than a wrench problem... But then again, idk what tools are offered in spain.
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Re: Allen key size for Ibanez Jem77p-bfp

You are correct, as those are all quality brands. EVERYTHING else you will find on the market is going to be made in china POS. I know because I buy generic wrenches from AAA Metric for stud mods kits or giveaways because factory wrenches are $5 each. The 1.5 won't even tighten a stud set screw, it starts slipping. The 4mm's are pretty close though.

Bottom line is every wrench is not created equal. Buy a cheap wrench and most likely you don't have perfect sizing, and in soft parts it makes a BIG difference.
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Everything nowadays is metric. Unless you're buying something older from the USA.
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And still, there are quality tools and there is plenty of POS on the market.
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It's 4mm but the rod ends wear fast so it needs to be a factory 4mm. All wrenches are definitely not the same.
Do you know were I can get a factory 4mm? I just don't understand how it can wear fast if the guitar costs 1500$
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Re: Allen key size for Ibanez Jem77p-bfp

It's the same end that's on a guitar that costs $350.

As said above a good reputable tool company wrench will be right, but it must always be fully inserted to limit rounding out the end.
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Re: Allen key size for Ibanez Jem77p-bfp

The guitar should have come with a factory multi tool.
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The guitar should have come with a factory multi tool.
It did, the red block but it doesn't have a proper one to fit the guitar. Thanks anyway. I think that I'll have to insert the allen key more fully in the nut. Maybe it was that...
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It's the same end that's on a guitar that costs $350.

As said above a good reputable tool company wrench will be right, but it must always be fully inserted to limit rounding out the end.
Why do they do that? When I bought the guitar I though it was top and wasn´t going to have problems with that in the future.
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