Revstar Truss Wrench

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Revstar Truss Wrench

Unread post by Quietly » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:23 pm

That's what they call them and to find out about them or buy one is a nightmare. Firstly I know them as Truss Rod Keys not Wrenches and when I contact a UK Yamaha Spares Company the price for a Truss Wrench and a Tusq nut was and I quote "The total price for the TUSQ NUT & TRUSS WRENCH including European packing and carriage would be £47.33." Holly Molly now considering a Tusq Nut is around £10 this wrench must be something else.

Check out Yamaha USA on Truss Wrench sizes and they say 5mm. Question is a Truss Wrench a 5mm socket? Answer to that is clearly not. OK so I take my Allen Key set out and the first I try is a 5mm and it will not go in. Next I try a 4.5mm and the same result lastly a 4mm and BINGO.

So if you buy a second hand Revstar and it doesn't have a Truss Wrench just use a 4mm Allen Key. Back to the UK Yamaha Spares Company how the hell can they justify the price of a Yamaha Trust Wrench when all it is is a 4mm Allen Key? :confusion-confused:

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PS I get the strange feeling I am talking to myself here but what the heck LOL :?
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Re: Revstar Truss Wrench

Unread post by Saul » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:28 pm

This is one for the "Don't Get Me Started" section ;)

I am in total agreement with you though. Absolutely ludicrous price for what is essentially just an allen key. How the hell they can justify that price I really cannot understand 8O

Profiteering at it's worst and Yamaha should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves :evil:
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Re: Revstar Truss Wrench

Unread post by parametric » Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:06 am

Scandalous - and quite unworthy of them. (worthy of a second-hand Car Salesman perhaps).

Seems it's nurturing the "You must use a Yamaha part or you'll break it" Myth . . .

. . NOW you're going to tell me that the SIZE of the Allen-Key is NOT printed anywhere in the Manual? - just the Part Number?

Right?

:evil:

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Re: Revstar Truss Wrench

Unread post by Quietly » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:07 pm

Saul wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:28 pm
This is one for the "Don't Get Me Started" section ;)

I am in total agreement with you though. Absolutely ludicrous price for what is essentially just an allen key. How the hell they can justify that price I really cannot understand 8O

Profiteering at it's worst and Yamaha should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves :evil:
Apart from the price Saul its the complete secrecy by Yamaha over what is a "Yamaha Truss Wrench" I could not find on any Yamaha sites or manuals etc any mention of the words 4mm or Allen Key. I just hope this post help anyone in the future who may Google Revstar Truss Wrench.

Onwards and upwards,

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Re: Revstar Truss Wrench

Unread post by Quietly » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:15 pm

parametric wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:06 am
Scandalous - and quite unworthy of them. (worthy of a second-hand Car Salesman perhaps).

Seems it's nurturing the "You must use a Yamaha part or you'll break it" Myth . . .

. . NOW you're going to tell me that the SIZE of the Allen-Key is NOT printed anywhere in the Manual? - just the Part Number?

Right?

:evil:

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You have it in one my friend a completely hidden secret as the words 4mm and Allen Key do not appear anywhere. Truss Wrench indeed!!!! :liar: Worth noting that an Allen Key can be referred to as a Hex Key or a Allen Wrench but note Yamaha does not use the word Hex or Allen when talking about their Truss Wrench. Now we know why. :violin:

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