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Neck Bow

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Hutzbordello, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. When should I start worrying about my neck bow and get the truss rod moved or w.e

    its slight, but i have never had to deal with it.
  2. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Best bet is to take it for a set up/ tune up so it doesn't become a problem, then have it checked yearly
  3. SnakeKappele


    Sep 20, 2010
    Depress the first and last frets with the E string (or B) and look at the space between the 8th fret and the string. The gap should be around .015" or the thickness of a business card. If the gap is too big, tighten the truss rod (clockwise); if the gap is too small or the string touches, loosen the truss rod (counter clockwise).

    Make small adjustments like 1/8 or 1/4 turn. A little goes a long way.
  4. thanks man thats a really helpful tip, looks fine to me
  5. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    TY Snake. I will add that it is normal to need to do a small truss rod adjustment tweak a couple times a yr. Near winter or mid Fall and near summer or mid spring.
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