Truss rod not tightening

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by emblymouse, Jan 26, 2014.


  1. emblymouse

    emblymouse I Dig A Pony Supporting Member

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    I'm trying to straighten out a Precision neck removing relief. This neck adjusts at the headstock. I've incrementally gone 3/4 of the way around and the rod still turns freely with no increasing resistance and the neck has not moved as far as I can tell.
    I've had maxxed out trussrods before but this is the direct opposite.
    I R baffled :confused:
  2. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

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    Maybe the nut has come unscrewed from the rod? I'd keep going for awhile until you feel some resistance. Or you could try turning it in a counterclockwise direction until/if you feel that little catch that indicates the threads have engaged and then try again.
  3. emblymouse

    emblymouse I Dig A Pony Supporting Member

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    Another full turn and finally some resistance! I was afraid to keep going. Letting it sit for a while. This bass is 30 years old and it has never been adjusted:eyebrow:
  4. megafiddle

    megafiddle

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    Since it is 30 years old, and already loose, I would remove the nut and apply some
    light grease to the threads. If there is a bearing washer under the nut, the contacting
    surfaces between the washer and nut could use a little bit of grease also.

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