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? about adjusting tele truss rod at the heel

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by darylcrisp, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. modavis99

    modavis99 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    I’m lucky in living where humidity don’t alter that much, so once a neck is set up to match string gauge there’s not much need to go back.
    I was always happy to take the neck off.
     
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    darylcrisp Tele-Meister

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    this guitar, as it is, no way to adjust the TR under string tension-can't access the TR end with the neck fully bolted to the body.

    I actually have a jig that holds guitars/banjos/even mandolins sideways in "playing" position when I do final adjustment for action settings.

    thank you for your thoughts, and there are those days when I truly shouldn't be messing with anything-lol but true
     
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    darylcrisp Tele-Meister

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    thank you for this info, exactly what I needed!
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    thank you so much. a picture truly is worth a thousand words. I see it now, makes a lot of sense to do this. and looking at that picture, I really wouldn't need to rout all the way down, just enough to access the TR end there. and with the tool/paint can opener, it would work exceptionally well. couple minutes job.

    thank all of you so much for the help/pics/info
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  6. TimTam

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    Use a big round file to file the channel between neck pocket and pickup cavity. Then file a smaller notch in the pickguard, just enough to expose the truss rod nut. The Stewmac wrench works better than most paint can openers and offset screwdrivers for adjustment.
     
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    Not possible on the guitar in the original post.

    @darylcrisp - This is an example of a channel, from a Baja body which come stock with the route:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for this, excellent pic for me to see.
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  9. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    No necessity in doing any routing.

    The guitar is home, in a mild, fairly humid year round climate, and so unless you have grandkids leaving the heat on 78 and opening doors a lot, or the neck is quite thin in section, you're fine doing as you've done up until now.

    Dickey's thoughts may apply for people who are regularly wrenching on their neck, but you won't be. Just allow more time for the impact of the adjustment to take hold.
     
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