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Another truss rod question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by CaptainVictory, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. Did the search, did the Google, asked StewMac, got nada. So now I'm relying on the good people at TB.

    I need a truss rod. StewMac has two that I am interested in. First is a Martin-style U-channel rod, 23 1/8". (See it here: http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Truss_rods/Adjustable_truss_rods/Martin_Adjustable_Truss_Rod.html).

    Second is a Hot-Rod, 24" long. (See it here: http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Truss_rods/Hot_Rod_Truss_Rod/2/Hot_Rod_Truss_Rods.html)

    I'm leaning toward the Hot-Rod, but before I lay my good money down, I need to know whether the advertised lengths include the nut (which on both rods appears to be about an inch long). I just want my measurements to be accurate before I commit.
  2. Hearing nothing, I will go for the 24" Hot Rod and will post my measurements when it arrives.
  3. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    Don't know about Stew Mac rods, but the Lmii rod is 22 3/4 from tip to tip...at least, that's what their website says.
  4. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Line™ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    Having just received this exact truss rod over the weekend, I can finally post a reply ...

    The Hot Rod truss rod you linked is 24" at the extreme end-to-end. If you measure from brass block to brass block (outside dimension), it's 23-1/4" long.

    Anything else?

    All the best,