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  • Gibson LP 60s tribute : basic truss rod wrench size question

    Hey guys !

    I've just received my first Gibson LP ever! It's a Les Paul Studio 60s tribute. The truss rod wrench for my Fenders won't fit this one (Allen type). Can anyone tell me the exact size of truss rod wrench is used for 60s tribute LPs and the exact size ? I don't find it that easy to measure...

    Thanks for reading this post. All the best !!
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  • #2
    Easiest way to measure is to try wrenches till you find one that fits snug.
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    • #3
      I thought Gibson used 5/16" hex nuts for all their truss rods .
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      • #4
        yes looks like 5/16 indeed.

        Do you guys know the recommended neck relief for a LP with 60s type slim taper neck ?
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        • #5
          yes looks like 5/16 indeed.

          Do you guys know the recommended neck relief for a LP with 60s type slim taper neck ?


          .2 to .3mm should do just fine.
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          • #6
            Thanks. Is that measured the same way as on strats : gap between the bottom of the string and the top of the 8th fret with first and last fret depressed?
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            • #7
              Damnit, I'm still waiting for mine... grr... LOL
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              • #8
                I've always used 8mm; maybe I should switch to a 5/16".
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                • #9
                  Damnit, I'm still waiting for mine... grr... LOL


                  The waiting was painful for me too. 5 endless days they were... but it was worth waiting for... the guitar is very resonant, sounds as good as the 50s tribute but I prefer the ergonomics on that one (slimmer neck and slightly more body-heavy). The neck edges are not as smooth as those of my strat. And apart from such very tiny details I'd say the Studio Tribute delivers just as well as much higher-end LPs. Definitely a keeper !
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                  • #10
                    I own a 50s tribute goldtop, & have a 60s on order... cant wait to get it... still getting used to the chambered body,,, I thought I'd never own a chambered les paul, but then again, I thought I'd never be able to buy a goldtop w/ P90s for under a grand either...




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                    • #11
                      Looks wicked man. Gorgeous fretboard !
                      My LP is honeyburst and I already like it like an old friend.
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