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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 !!
    "The blues is the recognition of a tragedy, and the optimism to deal with it" (Fruteland Jackson)

    "You may think you're playing your instrument, but what you're really playing is the audience" (anonymous)

  • #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 ?
        "The blues is the recognition of a tragedy, and the optimism to deal with it" (Fruteland Jackson)

        "You may think you're playing your instrument, but what you're really playing is the audience" (anonymous)

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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?
            "The blues is the recognition of a tragedy, and the optimism to deal with it" (Fruteland Jackson)

            "You may think you're playing your instrument, but what you're really playing is the audience" (anonymous)

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            • #7
              Damnit, I'm still waiting for mine... grr... LOL
              Originally Posted by marc758


              There is something about a gold top.



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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 !
                  "The blues is the recognition of a tragedy, and the optimism to deal with it" (Fruteland Jackson)

                  "You may think you're playing your instrument, but what you're really playing is the audience" (anonymous)

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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...




                    Originally Posted by marc758


                    There is something about a gold top.



                    The Bassmen - Proud Fender Bassman Players
                    My old band: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/dragstripriot
                    Gibson Les Paul junior/'67 Fender Bassman/Marshall JCM800 cab
                    '91 MIJ fender p bass/'68 Kustom K100/2 15" Marshall JCM800 bass cabs

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                    • #11
                      Looks wicked man. Gorgeous fretboard !
                      My LP is honeyburst and I already like it like an old friend.
                      "The blues is the recognition of a tragedy, and the optimism to deal with it" (Fruteland Jackson)

                      "You may think you're playing your instrument, but what you're really playing is the audience" (anonymous)

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