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Cracks near truss rods

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fire-Starter, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. Fire-Starter


    Aug 11, 2002
    I saw this nice bass, a warrior, I really love the way way it feels and sounds but,,,I noticed two very small cracks on the neck near each trust rod adj:spit:

    Is this normal? or has some-one tweeked the rods too tight and cracked the wood? here a pic....this pic BTW IS NOT..the actual bass, but it looks just like the one I saw, I just wanted you to see what I was looking at.
    All advice welcome!:bassist:
  2. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Well I just have to say that it's a truss rod...a truss. Not a trust. I'm surprised I've seen so many people make that mistake...

    And no I would not call cracks near the truss rod on the neck "normal"
  3. ill show you my trust rod.

  4. Fire-Starter


    Aug 11, 2002
    "ill show you my trust rod."

    ummmm no.......:rolleyes: :confused: :meh:
  5. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Cracks are tough to diagnose without carefully looking at them.

    It can be caused by cranking the truss too far too quickly (Advocates of the 1/4 turn rule unite)

    Sometimes cracks can be caused by simple expansion and contraction of the woods and the fact that they can't give in certain places because they are restrained.

    If wood gets too dry too fast, the grain can open up and it looks like a crack.

    basically, there are dozens of reasons this could have happened. Some matter, some might not.


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