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truss rod adjustment question?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 73 rickey, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. 73 rickey

    73 rickey

    Jun 29, 2009
    Hi all,
    Dumb question here,
    If righty tighty is what you do for right handed bass, would it be opposite for lefty basses (ie: righty loosens)??
  2. No way mon- still righty tighty!
  3. 73 rickey

    73 rickey

    Jun 29, 2009
    that was quick, thankyou
  4. p5string


    Aug 21, 2004
    Webster, NY
    depends on the instrument! Some basses adjust the opposite such as Pedulla basses.
  5. zortation


    Dec 26, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    What colour is the bass?
  6. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    This is true. Unless different by design, standard truss rods, irrespective of left vs right hand orientation, utilize right-handed thread configurations.

  7. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    However, let's not confuse the issue. Such instruments adjust opposite regardless of being lefty or righty.
  8. Itzayana


    Aug 15, 2012
    Oakland Ca
    I use a pneumatic lug nut wrench on truss rods that are a little hard to turn. Doesn't matter which way you turn them. Just squeeze the trigger and ler her rip until it spins freely.
  9. nashman


    Feb 11, 2011
    Do you have to turn in the opposite direction south of the equator? :)
  10. remainthesame


    Sep 24, 2008
    yes, you also have to string it the opposite way. i learned that in the musical misinformation thread ;)
  11. WretchedExcess


    Jul 29, 2013
    I wonder what made them think that was a good idea.

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