Adjusting truss rod... need help

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Wasim, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. Wasim


    Dec 10, 2004
    The bottom frets (the first 4 i'd say) on the A, D, G strings on my Ibanez SRX700 (brand new) are making a horrible clank. Is it right that this is probably because the truss rod is too loose/tight?

    Is adjusting the truss rod a job for one of the assistants at my local guitar store or can i do it meself? Bear in mind i have no experience fixing/building basses and don't even know where/what the truss rod is, and don't really want to dick around with a new $700 bass.

    If it is something i could do meself, a bit of a step by step guide through the process would be great.

    Cheers everyone
  2. syciprider

    syciprider Inactive

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
  3. Ostinato

    Ostinato Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Toronto ON
    Loosening the nut might help. A truss nut is like any other nut, clockwise to tighten (tight nut=straighter rod=less relief, or in your case convex relief), counterclockwise to loosen (loose nut=relaxed rod=concave relief).