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un-glued truss rod

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Bardolph, Dec 13, 2003.


  1. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    If a truss rod fits pretty snug in its slot, can the fretboard be put on top without having the truss rod glued in?
     
  2. Skorzen

    Skorzen

    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    What style trussrod are you using? I know for double action type rods, and I think all other rods you are NOT supposed to glue them into the slot. So yes it will work fine unglued, unless it is some type of rod I am not familiar with.
     
  3. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    It's a stewmac hot rod
     
  4. Skorzen

    Skorzen

    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    For the hot rod just cut the slot the proper width depth and length. It is actually recomended that you cover the truss rod with tape when applying glue to glue the finger board on. For this kind of thing glue on the trussrod is not a good thing.
     
  5. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    The Hot Rod comes with an info sheet that you should read. They recommend using something like a silicone tub sealer to keep the truss rod from moving or rattling.