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Truss rod not tightening

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by emblymouse, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W' Sconsin
    I'm trying to straighten out a Precision neck removing relief. This neck adjusts at the headstock. I've incrementally gone 3/4 of the way around and the rod still turns freely with no increasing resistance and the neck has not moved as far as I can tell.
    I've had maxxed out trussrods before but this is the direct opposite.
    I R baffled :confused:
  2. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    Maybe the nut has come unscrewed from the rod? I'd keep going for awhile until you feel some resistance. Or you could try turning it in a counterclockwise direction until/if you feel that little catch that indicates the threads have engaged and then try again.
  3. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W' Sconsin
    Another full turn and finally some resistance! I was afraid to keep going. Letting it sit for a while. This bass is 30 years old and it has never been adjusted:eyebrow:
  4. megafiddle


    May 25, 2011
    Since it is 30 years old, and already loose, I would remove the nut and apply some
    light grease to the threads. If there is a bearing washer under the nut, the contacting
    surfaces between the washer and nut could use a little bit of grease also.