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Jim Whitaker


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Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 24 Mar 2002 9:22 pm    
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What thread should I use to rethread a msa rod? & is this ros a 3/16 ??

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JIM
"73" MSA S10, "74" LTD 400, "55" Esquire, "63 Epiphone, "63" Precision,
"71" Jazz (The Bass)
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Jim Smith


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Valley Ranch (north Irving), TX, USA
Post  Posted 24 Mar 2002 9:27 pm    
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If you're talking about the pedal rods, they are 3/16" rod and are threaded 10-32.

If you're talking about the pull rods underneath the guitar, they are 1/8" and are threaded 5-40 from the factory. That thread is almost impossible to do by hand though, and I have had good luck using 6-32 thread. The rods will cut their own thread in the nylon tuning nuts anyway, so the thread doesn't really matter.
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Michael Brebes


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Northridge CA
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2002 8:35 am    
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I've found the best way to thread the pull rods is to, first, make sure you buy a good quality threading die. Then don't try to crank it too tight in the handle. Use cutting oil, WD40, 3-in-1 oil, or some other light lubricant to help the cutting process. The rods are usually made of stainless steel which is pretty hard stuff.
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Jim Whitaker


From:
Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2002 1:23 pm    
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Thanks all i had a rod that stripped & have to try to get a new one & then thread the darn thing.

You can close this I have been helped.

Thanks everyone

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JIM
"73" MSA S10, "74" LTD 400, "55" Esquire, "63 Epiphone, "63" Precision,
"71" Jazz (The Bass)
REAL OLD STUFF

[This message was edited by Jim Whitaker on 25 March 2002 at 05:02 PM.]

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