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truss rod adjustment, would it be safe?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by jazzbassist, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. jazzbassist


    Aug 1, 2005
    just changed strings to XL's. The tensions too high, so i need to lower the action. However, ive never adjusted a truss rod before but it sounds simple. I have a beutifull bass and dont want to damage it. Would it be foolish not taking it to a pro for adjustment?
  2. tadawson


    Aug 24, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    No - you'd be a fool if you didn't do it yourself. Just remember, a little bit at a time (no more than 1/4 turn) and wait for the neck to settle. And if it feels like it is unable to turn - don't force it - that would be the time to take it to a tech. Not much risk of damage unless you have an attact of gorilla-fist on it . . . .

    - Tim