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Gibson Rd Artist Truss rod adjustment

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by nate56, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. nate56

    nate56 Supporting Member

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    So i just recently got my hands on a gibson rd artist and it seems like the truss rod adjustment hole where the allen wrench goes is sealed off or something. I was wondering what this was or how i can remove it because the action on the bass is wayyyyy to high for my taste. and the standard bridge that comes on it doesn't help at all either.
  2. nate56

    nate56 Supporting Member

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1358384549.060162.jpg this is what I'm talking about
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    202dy Supporting Member

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    That's because there is no recess for an allen wrench. It is a traditional 5/16" nut.

    Here is a good wrench.
  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    if you can't tell the difference between needing an allen wrench and a socket wrench, best to put the cover back on and take it to somebody.

    (no shame in that, some folks are just not mechanically inclined.)
  5. nate56

    nate56 Supporting Member

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    totally figured it out 20 min after i posted this lol. Derp!
  6. nate56

    nate56 Supporting Member

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    used to fender basses too
  7. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    ha!

    did it work?

    if it feels stiff to turn (especially if you feel the rod sort of twist and spring back), you'll want to spin that brass nut all the way off and put a little oil and/or wax in the threads and on the flat part, so it doesn't bind up while tightening.

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