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Post subject: Re: Fender Paramount truss rod adjustment
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:31 am
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ghost_of_strings wrote:
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I wonder if it would help if everyone used the same word to describe the proper tool used? Here in Northeast Iowa, USA...we call it an "Allan Wrench"

The correct name is Hex Key. The “Allen” name is a registered trademark, originated by the Allen Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut. It's like saying "Q-tips" instead of "Cotton Swabs" or "Band-Aids" instead of "Adhesive Bandages".
Oh, that's interesting! I didn't know that.


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Post subject: Re: Fender Paramount truss rod adjustment
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:24 pm
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Does anyone still say "Xerox" or "Xerox Copy"? I haven't heard that used in an office in many years.

We won't talk about the fact that I've actually used a Telex.

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Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:22 am
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Well, on this topic alone we already have 'alan key', 'allen wrench', 'hex wrench', 'Allan wrench' and 'Allen wrench', so the problem seems a lot worse than just the correct size, imperial/metric problem this started with...
I'm sure they put ashes on their head and tear their ornate robes at Apex Tool Group, LLC (the current trade mark owners). :twisted:

BTW, since English (/American) is not my native language, what's the difference between 'key' and 'wrench'..?


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Post subject: Re: Fender Paramount truss rod adjustment
Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:54 am
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jmattis wrote:
BTW, since English (/American) is not my native language, what's the difference between 'key' and 'wrench'..?
Here, a 'key' is something used to unlock a door, or start a car...a 'wrench' is used to tighten and/or loosen a bolt, nut, etc...however; a 'key' as it applies to tuning machines is used to tighten and/or loosen your strings. And when someone says "Throw a wrench into the mix" it means to 'complicate matters worse". LOL! It's madness I tell you.

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Post subject: Re: Fender Paramount truss rod adjustment
Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:47 pm
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jmattis wrote:
BTW, since English (/American) is not my native language, what's the difference between 'key' and 'wrench'..?
I guess the simplest way to look at it, and perhaps the origin of the term, is that a "key" is a male part that is inserted into a female part, whether a lock or a bolt head.
A wrench would be a female part that surrounds a male bolt/nut.

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Post subject: Re: Fender Paramount truss rod adjustment
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:42 am
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You both rascals you, pulling my limping verbal leg with even more complicated explanations to already mixed up terminology... Probably best to attach a pic from now on. 8)


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Post subject: Re: Fender Paramount truss rod adjustment
Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:21 am
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Your guitar should've come with a truss rod wrench. I bought a CD-140 SCE All Mahogany 2 weeks ago and it came with one. Of course the action was a tad high, so besides adjusting the truss rod, I also sanded down the bridge saddle which helped as well. If you're not sure of what you're doing, then bring your guitar to a qualified luthier who can do the proper adjustments to make your guitar easier for you to play.


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Post subject: Re: Fender Paramount truss rod adjustment
Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:21 am
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My Paramount PM-2 (which I love, by the way) adjusts a little more easily with the CruzTOOLS GTAW4 GrooveTech Sound Hole Truss Rod Wrench 4mm than with the included truss rod wrench. It's a bit easier to get the necessary leverage without turning the tool with too much force. The ball end also helps because with that the angle at which you enter the truss rod with the tool need not be perfectly zero degrees on either or each of the vertical or horizontal planes (I hope that slightly wordy description makes sense to y’all).

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