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Help !! Lakland 55-01 truss rod adjustment

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Gecko 5, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. Alright , I admit it . I'm a wussy .
    I bought a brand new 55-01 from Bass Central a month and a half ago . Props to Grasshopper and the boys !!
    The neck has a minor back-bow , and buzzs a bit .
    Many , many years ago a had a bad experience adjusting a truss rod .
    Question , looking down thw neck , from the headstock, at the truss rod end . Which is the correct way to turn the truss rod . Clockwise or counter-clockwise .
    How much should I turn it ? At least . Again minor back bow .
    Thanks for any help .
  2. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    counter clockwise w/fretboard facing you. 1/8 turn resisting the urge to do more. wait 3 days,adjust more if neccesary. by doing a little @ a time you avoid adjusting past your sweet spot.
    you should make sure that lakland dosen't have reversed threads on their tr before adjusting.
  3. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    Lakland 55-01 has regular threads, not reversed. So an 1/8th turn counter clockwise is the thing to do.
  4. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Time to start diggin' in again!