Don't touch

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Peter Squire, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. Hey

    I been playing for 20 years, and always had my basses set up professionally. I find a great difference everytime its done

    I just don't understand how to adjust my truss-rod - i know i should but it stumps me.

    it kills me cos im able to organise 50000+ seater functions and such - but cannot set up my bass.

    anyway - gonna keep using the professional lads
  2. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Here's how I do it.
    I use a capo at the first fret. I hold down the last fret with my finger. This basically uses the string as a straight edge. Then ,while holding down the string at the last fret I slide a fender thin pick between the string and the 7th fret. I then adjust the truss rod until the string just barely touches the pick. Then I'll let the neck settle for about a day then recheck. Also make sure you're tuned to pitch. It's really easy to do and doesn't take much time to do it. Hope this helps