Trussrod QQ

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Worshiper, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Worshiper

    Worshiper Guest

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    I just went with a friend to pick up a guitar from a guy we found on Craig's List and when he played it we noticed how badly it needed a setup... We got home, and I rushed to give the guitar some loving for him. The first thing I usually do on my setups is adjust the trussrod... so I went at it... it feels like it can't be done

    When I tighten it, it feels like its not grabbing at all. I know the kind of work a broken trussrod entails and for a $400 guitar deal it really isnt worth the repair. The guitar is a 2003 Fender esquier GT (

    That being said.. could it be that this just has a truss rod that I'm not familiar with? maybe some weird single action thing... I'm not sure.. Anyone got any advice? Thanks in advance.
  2. vbasscustom

    vbasscustom Guest

    Sep 8, 2008
    yeah, sounds like you have a stripped truss rod, stew mac has a truss rod savver kit, but its pretty expensive for a one time deal, unless you are a guy with a shop that does this alot
  3. Worshiper

    Worshiper Guest

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    well I do this kind of stuff often but the way the neck is set up and sealed and finished were talking like $200+ worth or work... on a $400 guitar... eh... not really worth it... I'll have to check out that kit though. I didn't know they sold one. Anyone have any experience with it?


    Jul 27, 2008
    have a machinist cut a comparable die down to a standard bolt size head and thread it right on , it will cut it's own way onto the rod, and it will not strip and it will not crack but,..........if there's too much tension on the rod it may snap . been there and done it , I know it works ! good luck
  5. Worshiper

    Worshiper Guest

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    what? this sounds promissing but I', sorry to say I don't completely understand...
  6. Fred19137


    Jan 23, 2009
    active musician
    i have a neck on a bass like that as well. U know wut i did? Ebay got a new one and I am happy now. works great.