Yeah, you have to slacken the strings that go into the headstock slots to get the truss rod cover in or out. I’ve gone extended periods with the truss rod cover off, for that reason.
But then finally adjusting them is so cathartic; they play SO MUCH BETTER with a nice straight neck.
That’s one issue I haven’t had yet. I’ve just kept the tension on the bolts feeling equal to my hand on the wrench and it’s worked out ok for me. Maybe a fret level would help . . . Assuming there is enough metal there to level those darn tiny Ricky frets over the thick varnished fretboard.It's tricky to do, though. Dual truss rods? I never get it right at first. One side of the fretboard is perfect, the other a buzz. So I do it all over again and now the buzz is on the other side.
Or, we’re learning about the beginning of the universe. The BiG Bang was a Ricky tailpiece in a galaxy far, far away, before there were galaxies.Well, it's been in the closet for a few years. Now I'm afraid to open it up for fear the tailpiece has exploded, but maybe it's OK and I'm fearing for nothing. It's Schrodinger's Tailpiece!
I love it when this forum gets deeply technical, ‘they don’t wobble as far as roundwounds’. Genius!Put Pyramid nickel flatwound strings on that Dano, and it'll get pretty close. They'll also allow you to lower the action as they don't wobble as far as roundwounds. They made a good guitar better.
I watched some Youtubes on this pedal & just bought a used one on Reverb. Some mention that the high E & B are in unison but lack the slight detuning so a chorus pedal is suggested. Anyway maybe this thing will be acceptable enough that I can clear one or even two more barely-played guitars from the collection - but selling off the old Ricky will take some consideration.Yes......full chords sound glorious. The ONLY nit-picky issue is that even high E and B string notes are in octaves.....unlike a real 12's unison. But, other than that, I find it more than adequate. (and guitar players in an audience often do "double-takes" when I start out with a 12-string intro) I can't list all the songs that COULD be done on a six, but the 12-string effect just makes a world of difference.