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Truss rod orientation

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by pypa, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. pypa

    pypa Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    I have built a couple guitars so far and have usually put the truss rod in the neck with the flat side up (against the fretboard). However this requires routing a deeper recess near the nut end that I usually do by hand. It’s a pain.

    Does anyone orient their truss rods with the round side toward the fret board? I could just make the entire channel deeper. This would also put the adjustment nut a tad higher which I think would be better.

    thoughts??

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    pypa Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Never mind. I just stop routed it on the router table. I normally hate this kind of operation, but there’s so little material being removed, it’s pretty easy to control
    Even if climb cutting.

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    That was what I was going to recommend. You beat me to it. Lol
     
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    Just remember that the adjustment would be backwards if you put the rod in upside down. So clockwise would actually add relief, not the other way around.

    Cheers Peter.
     
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