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Spector Euro LX truss rod problem

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Nickthebassist, Mar 17, 2005.


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  1. I've been trying to give the neck a bit more relief, as the neck is presently absolutely straight. However, over the last 2 days i've turned it about 3/4 of the way round( 3 1/4 turns). The neck hasn't moved. Any ideas?
     
  2. since every other thread you made seems to have this advice - stop looking at porn

    :bag:
     
  3. bass-shy

    bass-shy

    Jan 11, 2005
    Florida
    First, you should only move the truss rod a maximum of one-half turn in a 24 hour period. You should let the neck settle into its new position before adjusting it further. Second, if you can't seem to get it right, take it to the repair shop.
     
  4. I have been adjusting it over a period of time....I adjusted it twice yesterday, and once today. It still hasn't done anything.
     
  5. Hmm, could take it over to Leeds for a check up.
     
  6. BTW, I was told turning it anti clockwise loosens the truss rod and gives more relief. True?
     
  7. bass-shy

    bass-shy

    Jan 11, 2005
    Florida
    Lefty loosey.....righty tighty.
     
  8. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
  9. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Maybe you should get your Dad to look at it.
     
  10. Hmmm. It still hasnt budged. Over the last day it's had a full turn. *** is goin on? Is the allen key not fitting into the truss rod correctly? Is something else moving? It feels very easy to move it....not like other truss rods I've adjusted which have been fairly stiff to turn.
     
  11. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Take it to a pro. You have had so many problems with your basses that you really need a professional to look and see what you are doing.

    If I were to take a guess, either you are measuring relief incorrectly or you have the truss rod completely loose and turning it looser is pointless.
     
  12. I am dying here!!!! :D :hyper: :D
     
  13. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    He's been dead on every time now... :eyebrow:.
    I agree with xyllion though.

    Ray
     
  14. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Cheezewiz is wise in the ways of Nickthebassist.
     
  15. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Fixed it fer ya

    Ray
     
  16. Sane

    Sane

    Dec 4, 2004
    Melbourne Fl
    3 1/4 turns... thats a lot in 2 days... no wonder its not givin any resistance ... it's been turned into submission:) Id take it to the shop asap.
     
  17. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    I wouldn't go that far. Although I will say that he is smarter than the average bear. :D
     
  18. Right, ok. You know when you take the truss rod cover off, there is like a small cylinder with a hexagon in the middle? well, I put my warwick truss rod tool in it, it fitted, but the truss rod wouldn't move. So I got a smaller allen key, and this seemed to go through the middle of the hexagon and into some other hole, and it turned it. Now, what the hell is going on here? Is my bass broken?
     
  19. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    No, you just used a different size tool that was the right size for the truss rod. Not all truss rod nuts are created equally, especially if you're using a tool that came with the Warwick. I believe those may be special size and may not necessarily fit other basses.

    But, again, take it to a shop. It's fine to learn these things on your own, but take it a step at a time. If you're attempting to do large amount of adjustment and you don't know what you're doing (as sorry, but you don't really seem to be), you could really screw things up.
     
  20. I'm off to the shop within this week. If the problem is a damaged truss rod, it is all under guarantee anyway, so I don't really have anything to get TOO worried about.
     



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