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truss rod

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by JWC, May 26, 2001.

  1. JWC

    JWC Banned

    Oct 4, 2000
    Turning the truss rod either tighter or looser will do what to the bass? In terms of playability, etc??
  2. This is a joke.. right?? You really do know why they put the truss rod in there.... right??
  3. A truss rod is a simple device made from steel that runs the length of the neck. It is designed to counteract the pull of the strings to keep the neck straight and the fretboard level. If the fretboard isn't level and within tolerance parallel to the strings, a bass is simply harder to play and has things like fretbuzz or too high an action.
  4. Hey, you can do a search on this subject and all shall be revealed.

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