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Dumb question but...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SkaKing27, Mar 5, 2003.

  1. SkaKing27


    Sep 1, 2002
    St.Louis MO
    Which way should I turn my truss rod to make my strings closer to the frets.I have a fender jazz.Thanks for any help.
  2. Chuck M

    Chuck M Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    Clockwise as you face the nut.

  3. The truss rod is not used to adjust the action on your bass per se , however if your neck has a concave bow adjusting the neck ( truss rod clockwise ) will bring your strings closer to the fretboard by taking the negative ( if you will ) bow out of it.

    Adjust action by adjusting your bridge ( saddle pieces ) up and down as you don't want to throw your neck out for a number or reasons. sight your neck relative to your strings ( using them as a straight edge) to determine your course of action