adjust the truss rod , changing the nut

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Gabu, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    I have a bass that I don't want to get setup because it's real cheap. But when I tried some heavier guage strings on it and played for a while the plastic nut cracked and the neck got a bit bowed. I have loosened the strings. I would like to put a new nut on there, adjust the neck a bit, and then put some light guage strings on, Can I do this or should this be a job for a qualified tech?

  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I'll go with my standard "Go for it"! Just be careful when adjusting the truss rod... 1/4 turn a day is my rule of thumb and it's never failed me. Others may be more aggressive, and that's okay... Just not with my basses :D

    As fo the nut... again, if you're not too concerned with having the bass back in playing condition really soon and can afford to take a little time about it, you'll probably surprise yourself with the result! I usually do!