Altar, the moral you posted is a good one. The other lesson you might research is there are more than one cause for T rod failures and thus differing methods to remedy a non functioning one. In my case, I researched causes such as the correct size allen wrench being used, or the head of the nut being rounded off inside instead of crisp sharp corners the wrench will just fit in so it bites and doesn't just spin inside the nut head. Then third, the various ways the T rod itself could be not working or broken. One way is like mine, the nut was tight from corrosion so the rod was overtightened till it broke. I can also see potential for the rod to break up by the threaded end for the nut, or like me, broken by the anchor. Also, As for MIM Strats, I am not sure what type Truss rod they used. Mine is the Biflex I know that were used in the American Standards.