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Lighter gauge strings means tighter truss rod?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by jokke_v, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. jokke_v


    Aug 15, 2003
    Bergen, Norway
    I changed the strings on my bass a while ago, and the strings that were on (factory setup) were quite heavy gauge'd.

    I changed to EB Super Slinky (.125-.40) and I've noticed some fret buzz coming on. The g-string buzzes without me fretting it.

    So.. ..what I'm basicly asking for is if I should tighten the truss rod, raise the strings, or loosen it.. ..I'm pretty sure that I have to tighten it, but I just want to be on the safe side. :smug:

    Ugh.. I hate posting questions.
  2. Loosen. The truss rod counteracts the pull of the strings; since the lighter strings pull less, you need to loosen it to let the neck bend forwards a little.
  3. jokke_v


    Aug 15, 2003
    Bergen, Norway
    Ok. Thanks a lot!!

    I wasn't far of from starting to tighten it. :D

    Well... Here goes my first truss rod adjustment. :smug: