Originally Posted by bidder
Thanks for the quick replies!
That makes sense. I am going with a Stewmac 2-way hot rod, adjustaple at the headstock.
So.. I don't need the channel.
You might want to read up on using a hotrod with the adjustment up at the neck.
If you're making a Tele style guitar it will place the adjuster way deep compared to a single-action rod, so it will not sit where a Fender style adjuster sits. It's usually hidden under a big LP-style truss rod cover.
I say go heel adjust and leave the channel.