Truss rod loose whenever strings are off?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by basss, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    I'm going to do some work on my bass and will need the strings off for a day. Do I need to loosen the truss rod?
  2. Dennis098


    May 3, 2008
    nope. the strings pull the neck right back when you put them back on.
  3. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Though if you ever are going to leave the strings off for an extended period of time you should loosen the rod a bit right?
  4. joelc1319


    Sep 12, 2007
    Correct. But don't loosen it too much; just enough so there is no odd tension on it in either direction.