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How does a truss rod/string bow work

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Davidoc, Jun 7, 2003.


  1. How does the turning of the end of a trussroad or bow for strings (like a DB) cause it to bend or go straight?
     
  2. depends which way you turn it
     
  3. I mean, what causes the twisting motion to equate to bending?
     
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    You're talking about the bow, right?

    The frog moves back or forth, this increases or decreases the hair tension.
     
  5. If someone could explain exactly how a truss rod works I'd be interested. What happens to the neck when you turn the truss rod?:confused:
     
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Truss rod:

    Actually two rods that are are parallel to each other and are connected at both ends.
    One end of one rod is threaded. You can turn it, usually with an Allen screw.
    With this you shorten or lengthen one rod relatively to the other, which creates a bow in the rods.
    With this bow (or lack thereof) you can counter the bow of the neck itself resp. the string tension.
     
  7. thanks, I was too busy running around in dark rooms, munching magic pills, and listening to repetetive electronic music :D