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Stupid Trussrod question

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Planet Boulder, Mar 5, 2004.


  1. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    I have a DR Heartfield whose trussrod has to be adjusted from the other end of the neck, i.e., the end which protrudes into the body.

    Now, my question here, which is admittedly stupid as hell, is: When tightening the trussrod from this end, do I do so as if turning the rod in the exact same direction as if it were being tightened from the headstock or do I just tighten it right-tighty like turning a normal screw?

    The reason I'm wondering is due to my cluelessness over how the trussrod is set in the neck when the adjustment is performed from the body-end of the neck. My guess is that the truss rod is essentially upside down instead of rightside-up with the adjustment on the bottom.

    Does this make ANY sense at all?!? :bag:
     
  2. righty tighty. there's no point in making a reverse-threaded truss rod. it would only confuse people.
     
  3. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Thanks, Milothicus - I thought that was probably the case, but I wanted to be sure.
     
  4. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    Not stupid at all. It's not something you'd want to find out the hard way. And I sure didn't know.