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How do I adjust a dual truss rod bass?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Poop-Loops, Aug 22, 2007.


  1. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Banned

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    First of all, I know how to adjust a normal truss rod. Please don't give me the "take it to a tech" lecture. I know the dangers.

    Secondly, When I took off the truss rod cover on the bass, it only had one place to put the allen wrench in, but I can plainly see the other rod. I thought maybe I need to adjust it from the other side, so I took off the neck and there is no opening or anything on the other side, except for a 5th smaller hole at the bottom where the neck screws in, but I can't tell what's there.

    So I have no idea what to do.

    EDIT: After some digging, I found that it looks like a Stew Mac Hotrod truss rod...?

    So I guess adjusting it does it to both rods at the same time?
     
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    With a Ric they are both adjustable via nuts at the headstock end of things.

    That being said, it can be a bit tricky. You have to be careful not to get one so tight that the other is loose.

    That's pretty much all the wisdom I have to impart.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Banned

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    Any help is appreciated, thanks. :)
     
  4. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Banned

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    I put some new strings on as I was adjusting it, so I have no idea what happened. I'll let everything settle and see where it is and where I need to go.

    One thing, though, it was VERY easy to turn the ummm nut? on the truss rod. Usually I have to put some (not a lot, but some) force into it, but here it was very easy... I don't know if I have to make more turns for it to tighten or what, which is what I'll have to figure out once I start playing with it some more.
     

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