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ahh help me

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Julian M, Apr 17, 2001.


  1. Julian M

    Julian M

    Apr 12, 2001
    I was straightening the neck on my bass until I got this really nice tone from it.

    My problem is:

    How do I know when it is straight? I'm not good at guaging things like this, but I'm sure it is pretty close?

    ahh help
     
  2. is there someone you can bring it to?

    next time you might want to ask the questions before instead of after.
     
  3. should have probally given you more info.
    if you hold the E string down at the 1st fret and the 13th fret that should give you a straight line look to see how it looks and also do the same with the G string and see how that looks.

    Do a search on truss rod on TalkBass or the web there is plenty of info.

    You really should adjust your bass if you don't know what your doing.
    The best thing to do if you just have to play with it is to count your turns so you can put it back.

    Necks can take 24 hours to adjust themselves after you play with the truss rod, what looks good today may not look good tomorrow.

    Good Luck
     
  4. Good going gruff! We can expect to get flooded with "I think I broke my truss rod because some guy at TB said I should adjust my bass if I didn't know how"-posts shortly :)
     
  5. I can top that one, how about this for a topic:
    "How do i slap on a bass with a broken truss rod?"

    :D:D