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Fender/Ibanez-what length truss rod on short scales?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tonrutoo, Nov 17, 2005.


  1. tonrutoo

    tonrutoo

    Apr 18, 2003
    Hello guys.
    Does anyone know what length truss rod the big makers use on their 30"scales?
    I'm ready to order a custom from LMI,and would assume 19.5" would do the trick.
    Any advice welcome,and thank you in advance.
     
  2. mahrous

    mahrous

    Aug 13, 2005
    Egypt
    i buy mine from stewmac and cut them to the length i want.
     
  3. tonrutoo

    tonrutoo

    Apr 18, 2003
    That's cool,but I'm no luthier;I'm having it built for me.
    So what relief would you recommend?
    By my logic it'd be 4" from the length of a standard,minus a 1/4" since my builder says the standards are long as is.
     
  4. mahrous

    mahrous

    Aug 13, 2005
    Egypt
    no what i meant is that stewmac sells a complete truss rod in 24" length for basses and i cut them to whichever length i want and i just attach the nut to the cut end.

    i dont build anything.

    as for what lengths i cut, i never really calculated. i just cut them while standing infront of my neck. my next set of truss rods wont be here for another 30 days. sorry!