clockwise from which direction?

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  1. capncal

    capncal

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    i looked up the fender support for truss rod adjustment. i understand concave and convex. it tells me to "Sight down the edge of the fingerboard from behind the headstock, looking toward the body of the instrument."

    okay, no problem. when it says to turn clockwise, does that mean clockwise from the direction i'm looking down the fingerboard? or is that clockwise from where i will insert the allen wrench?

    can't seem to find that part out and i dont' want to twist my truss rod back and forth if i guess wrong.
  2. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    Righty tighty= less relief
    Lefty Loosey= more relief
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    That's what she said
  4. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

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    Yes. Think of the truss rod as a long bolt, and you facing the butt end of the bolt.
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  6. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

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    This is correct!
  7. Wookieonbass

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    When you are looking into the hole where the allen wrench goes in that direction.
    Other than that, what the other guys said. :)
  8. capncal

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    yeah, i got it. just wanted to make sure. it's clockwise from the direction i'm looking. or just simply righty tighty, lefty lucy from where i insert the wrench. and yes, that is what she said.

    thanks.
  9. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

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    Bingo! Have fun!
  10. Turnaround

    Turnaround

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    Actually, think of the truss rod as a rod with a nut on the end. You turn the nut, not the rod.
  11. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    There is only ONE clockwise. It's from the end of the truss rod you can see and access. Look at it. Clockwise is clockwise while you're looking at it.

    It would be the opposite direction from the end of the truss rod that CANNOT see or access, but since you can't see or access it, that is moot.
  12. Floyd Eye

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    lol. Clockwise is clockwise dude. There is only one clockwise.

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