How Tight Truss Rod Should Be

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  1. beagle

    beagle Friend of Leo's

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    All I can tell from that is the allen socket is ok. Trying to turn a truss rod with the tiny allen key that is supplied (sometimes) with a guitar isn't the easiest thing to do. Something like this make it much easier.

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    Not having this tool, ill buy it soon in a Store
     
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    STewmac has em for like 90 bucks.
     
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    Quite far away from my place ;)
     
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    I was making a joke about their high prices for basic tools, but yes the shipping would be prohibitively expensive.
     
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  6. dan1952

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    From the photos you've posted , the truss rod nut looks slightly rounded off/stripped.
     
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    That What i was thinking about :)
     
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    With no string tension on the neck I sometimes bend the neck on my knee to help it along if the truss rod seems too tight. If there is too much resistance stop. F style necks are pretty tough and you wont break it by forcing pressure over your knee, truss rods not so much.
     
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  9. beagle

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    You can clearly see all the internal angles are ok in this picture.

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    So everything is alright i guess :)
     
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    Not sure if its already been said but work in quarter turns and let it rest if it's still tight and not producing results immediately.
     
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    Or even 1/8th turns. A little goes a long way.
     
  13. Chunkocaster

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    I like to adjust mine over a couple days. Get it right on first try and check again the next day when its been played a bit and had string tension back on it for a while.

    I'm mostly doing tr adjustments on newly fitted necks though as my necks are all pretty stable once set up and played in.
     
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    I adjust mine with the strings on and more or less tuned, but I rarely ever have to adjust them twice.
     
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    Mine are nearly all adjusted at the heel. A real pita initially but luckily they are stable once set up so rarely need adjusting.
     
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    Yeah, I can't adjust those with the strings tuned, but I haven't taken a neck off for 13 years, most of the necks I've adjusted since then have been Squiers. Some have been quite tight, some completely loose. It all depends how much correction the individual neck needs.
     
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    Tuco likes it very tight:

     
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    Ok
    Okay will do mate
     
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    I bend it over my knee after adjusting the rod.
    That way it does respond immediately; no waiting at all.

    S Mac
     
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