Originally Posted by killer
My old rick truss road is broken.
The luthier told me he can remove the freatboard away , change the truss and re glue the freatboard.
Isn't dangerous for the neck and the freatboard ?
Removing a trussrod on a Ric? Is it mandatory to remove the fretboard? Nope, only if it is being replaced with a completely different trussrod.
How "old" of a rick we talkin'? 4001?
Those "hair pin" trussrods actually slide out (headstock end), without separating the fretboard and can be replaced without removing the fingerboard.
If it's a 4003 (Has nuts on both ends), Taking off the pickguard, pickup surround and bridge, then loosening the nuts at the headstock end and using a puch (or nail set) and a mallet, tap the rods in towards the body and slide them out on the body side.
Ric is god like that, regarding trussrod removal, without taking the fretboard off. In another example: Most Ken Smiths and Fodera trussrods can be removed, without removing the fretboards
Removing a fretboard is not a bad thing, as long as you're not putting too much heat to the neck to make it warp. Any experienced person can do it without breaking a sweat. Ricky's ate not too difficult, due to the small footprint of the fretboard. Wide 5 strings and 6 strings are a little more time consuming.