Musikraft Blackguard Neck - Truss Nut?

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  1. r_o_b_s_o_n

    r_o_b_s_o_n TDPRI Member

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    Hello,

    I'm about to place an order for a Musikraft Blackguard Neck(1739), and have a question about their options?

    The list a difference in "Truss Nut" - either "Single Slot" or "Dual Slot".

    Can someone explain the difference? is it simply the truss rod adjustment at the heel of the neck? One looking like a phillips head screw, and the other like a slotted screw?

    Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    Flat head or phillips head.

    The early blackguards screws were slotted, the later ones progressed to phillips. Juat depends on your preference or era you are aiming for.
     
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    Sorry, not the pickguard screws.... but the Truss Nut.

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  4. Hexabuzz

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    That's what @acrylicsuperman is referring to... the truss rod adjustment screw.

    It's either going to have one slot, dividing it into two half circles, as the vintage style was, or 2 slots in a cross pattern.

    Both work the same, it's just really an aesthetic choice.
     
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    That's what I meant, as Hexabuzz pointed out.

    When I said screws, I meant all of them.
     
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    One is slotted for a straight screw driver, the other is + shaped for easier/ finer adjustments I'd guess. I'm not sure that a phillips screw driver fits in there easily without damaging the nut slot. They'd probably call it phillips in the list if it were one. :)
     
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  8. Hexabuzz

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    You don't use an actually Phillips head, but a straight driver. There just happen to be 2 slots so you can take your pick of which one to use.

    It also probably made it a bit easier to access a slot without loosening the neck to adjust the truss rod, considering the positioning at the neck heel, and the limited access with the pick guard attached.
     
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    Go for the philips head or double. Gives you more angles of attack when adjusting the truss.
     
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