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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: 1929 Gretsch Broadkaster Square Headed Rim Bolts

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rdtatejr - Posted - 01/28/2022:  15:52:03

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Does anyone have any tips for finding a tool or socket to remove the 1/8 square head bolts from the rim of a Gretsch Broadkaster? I can use a little 1/8 wrench to remove most of them (assuming I have 10 hours to waste) but it doesn’t help with the ones set in the guard. Any ideas or help are appreciated. Thanks!

beegee - Posted - 01/28/2022:  16:34:28

antique clock key

DSmoke - Posted - 01/29/2022:  04:04:45

As beegee mentioned clock key. Go to eBay, type in "clock key", and for $12 you can get 2 that will have all the different sizes.

rdtatejr - Posted - 01/29/2022:  06:21:09

Thank you, gents.

Tom Napper - Posted - 01/31/2022:  07:42:41

They look like drum tension rods. Would a drum key fit?

Tom Napper - Posted - 01/31/2022:  07:47:15

If so, you can get "speed winding" type cranks, to reduce your 10 hours...

notty pine - Posted - 01/31/2022:  08:22:29

Be careful. Those threads can strip out

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