Warwick truss rod help wanted!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Le Basseur, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. Le Basseur

    Le Basseur

    Mar 26, 2002
    Glad to see you,Pro's,at work here!
    Here's the point:a friend of mine just bought a Warwick Streamer Stage for cheap,but...the instrument has a lot of problems,due to all the creeps from the past who thought that everybody can do everything...in short,I solved succesfully most of the damage,but the last one seems strange.
    It's the damn truss rod,wich is the removable type,(and has that inverse threatening,since the instrument is built around 1990).
    The only problem is that on the other side (the one wich goes deep in the neck),the truss rod doesn't have NOTHING,no profile,nada...and I presume that's not right,because when I fitted the strings and adjusted the rod,the neck curved instead to remain straight,and,when I knocked slightly with my finger in the neck,it sounded as the rod is,somehow,balancing freely.
    Does anyone know what's happening?
    Or,at least,can you give me a hint,a website containing such details,anything?
    Thanks a lot!
  2. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I've generally found the Warwick folks to be very responsive to technical questions--you might fire off an email to them. Warwick even gives Rob Busch ([email protected]) as the guy to contact for technical/repair questions.

    I remember the original "reverse turning" truss rod, but I don't recall ever having it rattle around in the neck. I never tried to remove mine, though, so there may be some trick to getting it back in properly--the manual doesn;t say.

    Good luck!
  3. James Collins

    James Collins

    Mar 25, 2017
    Augusta, GA

    The only one I've changed it was an '88. It just slides in and doesn't rest in anything. You may have to tighten the truss rod to take the slack out of it. Not to change the neck shape, but just to get slight purchase in the truss rod cavity.

    If the truss rod is causing it to bow instead of straighten it could be backwards. Take it out and tighten it and see which way it bends.

    Or it could be a two way truss rod.
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