truss rod help

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by benjamintowle, Jul 21, 2001.

  1. benjamintowle

    benjamintowle Guest

    Apr 3, 2001
    usa tewksbury mass
    i want to lower my action .i have a trem bridge i lowed it as much aas i can.if i standing looking down what way do i turn the trust rod.i have been reading about this and are alittle confused wich way to trun.
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    It's like an ordinary screw (when looking on the truss rod head from above).

    clock-wise: tightens truss rod - straightens the neck

    counter-clock-wise: loosens truss rod - neck bow increases due to the string tension.

    one 1/4-turn at a time.
    Let it settle overnight (or 2 to be on the safe side) before turning again.

    Gary Willis' website has some good info about bass setup: