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If an Allen wrench, should be either 3/16" or 5 mm. Both were used.

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Any inbus the right size will do the job. Every respectable guitarshop should be able to tell you what that is for free. Don't even think of using anything even a little smaller: it will ruin the truss rod's head.

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The truss rod must be too slack then.
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In it's current state the truss rod is doing nothing.
If the guitar is sounding ok and playing ok, then the next time you change the strings pull the truss rod out and throw it in the
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