You can see what happens in the illustration above. Let’s face it, a circular socket isn’t the most useful thing when it comes to turning a nut.
When this happens, you end up with a truss rod that can’t be adjusted. That’s less than ideal when you’re trying to properly set up an instrument.
Removing Bi-Flex Truss Rod Nuts
It’s possible to remove that walnut plug and to replace the nut. It’s not super difficult but you do need to be careful because, hot!
Yep, we use heat to soften the glue holding the plug in place. Then we can remove it.
Steps For Fender Truss Rod Nut Replacement
First off, strip the headstock hardware. Remove the tuners and string trees. Do this so you can get easy access to the plug. Otherwise, you’re trying to work at an angle and that’s a recipe for burning stuff. Next up, use a sharp knife (Exacto-type) to score the finish around the plug.