body end truss rod protector?

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  1. spc

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    Anyone know what the little plastic scoop is called that covers the truss rod access at the body?

    thanks

    shawn
  2. Immigrant

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    Opening. Access hole. Cutout. Thing.

    :bag:
  3. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings Supporting Member

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    Plastic truss rod scoop

    :ninja::bag::ninja:
  4. megafiddle

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    Truss rod cover

    Had to buy one for my les paul once.

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  6. spc

    spc

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    Megafiddle,

    Not that end of the truss rod, the part that protects the body end-looks like a little plastic scoop...
  7. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings Supporting Member

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    For more serious replies, more info would be the way to go. Pictures always work the best (hint, hint). Make/model of what we're talking about would help as well.
  8. HeavyRockBasser

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    Megafiddle is correct. Even at the body, it is called a truss rod cover.
  9. Rocky McDougall

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    On a Fender style, it is a plastic tube, cut at an angle to blend with the headstock. It is strictly to finish off the ugly hole.
  10. Mustang Surly

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    It's the ULHD (Ugly Little Hole Disguise) more commonly known as "Oriface Camo".
  11. spc

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  12. Immigrant

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    Nice bass!

    It's a "hole" or "access hole" or "access cutout". The plastic insert is an "insert", or maybe a "sleeve" or "liner" if the maker was creative.
  13. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

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    He's talking about this


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  14. Turnaround

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    Some basses have what maurilio shows, some don't. Laklands don't. And I don't know of a stock part that would fit the Lakland. I guess you would call it a truss rod access hole protector. There are some makers that cover the hole with a plate. Like Alembic:

    http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/alembic_2192_10319854

    So if the access hole bothers you, just buy and Alembic. You'll get a great bass with that cover plate!

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