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Truss rod channel question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Dumfish, Apr 16, 2002.


  1. Dumfish

    Dumfish

    Oct 6, 2001
    Santa Rosa, Ca
    I've got a 2-way truss rod to install in a bass that I'm making. And I thought that I was sure that truss rod channels had to be curved to function properly. A friend told me that the 2 wat truss rods don't need a curved channel. Is this true?
     
  2. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    This is true, a two way truss rod requires a flat channel directly under the fretboard, making it easier, IME, to install.

    Geoff
     
  3. Dumfish

    Dumfish

    Oct 6, 2001
    Santa Rosa, Ca
    Thanks.

    Now does this go directly onder the fretboard wood? or A little lower?
     
  4. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    The trussrod can be put directly under the fretboard, that is the beauty of it.

    Geoff
     
  5. Dumfish

    Dumfish

    Oct 6, 2001
    Santa Rosa, Ca
    Great!


    Thanks a bunch!