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Slipping Truss Rod.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Leestack, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Leestack


    May 22, 2012
    Have an Ibanez 5 string. Truss rod slips or is broken. String tension changes. What do I do.
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    What do you mean it slips?
  3. Leestack


    May 22, 2012
    Thanks for reply. It feels like the Nut???? or whatever it is in the bottom of the neck is turning and it doesn't stay in tune (neck is moving someway)
  4. t77mackie


    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    Yikes! If this is the case the easiest solution is probably going to be a new neck.

    To replace the truss rod is a nightmare for the average person.

    Try to eliminate all other possible problems to be sure it is the truss rod.

    Good luck.
  5. XylemBassGuitar

    XylemBassGuitar Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 14, 2008
    Durango, CO
    Owner and Operator, Xylem Handmade Basses and Guitars
    Take it to a good tech, or to a luthier. They will at least be able to tell you how much it might cost to repair.

    If the adjustment nut is slipping there is a chance it could be fixed without spending more than the bass is worth. But, if it's more of an issue with the anchor nut (the one on the end you can't access) you may have a much bigger problem

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