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dual truss rods:HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by blackwing, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. Is there anyone of you here who has experiences in tweaking dual truss rods?i have on on my vantage and dont konw where to start.Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!:)
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    First of all, if it ain't broken, don't fix it!

    I you just want to correct the neck bow, do 1/4-turns, like with a single truss rod. Just make sure you apply the same change to each truss rod.

    Remember: turnin right tightens the rod and straightens the neck, turning left loosens the rod and lets the string tension bow the neck.
  3. Unless it's an English rod ;)
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  5. It's not broken don't worry.:oops:

    It's just that i want to compensate the string buzz coz i think that my neck is too straight.It buzzes only at the first three frets then everything is ok.

    BTW, how does someone adjust the nut?im having a bit of a hard time pressing the first fret coz the nut is too high I think.Thanks for any info!!!:) :) :)
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    It sounds more likely then that your problem is with the nut and not with the truss rods.

    Unless you have an adjustable nut - very few basses do - the only way is to file the nut slots down with a needle file. You have to be careful not to snag the nut though or it could split/crack or parts could come off!!

    It's a quick and easy job for any sort of guitar/bass tech, luthier etc.
  7. Thanks bruce!!!:D

    I tried to move the nut first by taking off all the strings and i thought that nuts are movable types but tragically it was glued tight!:( . oyur solution is the best next one.I just hope that i can find a decent luthier here. Thanks for the info!!!:D :D :D