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I had the same problem, could not tighten the truss rod any further and still a bit of up-bow to the neck. Found a solution on the web that worked for me. If the problem is that there is not enough thread left on the rod for the bolt to move on, it helps to take the bolt off, put a few washers on, and put the bolt on again. This wins you some length of ...


You might also consider using cheap hide glue for this project, namely supermarket unflavored gelatin. Frets.com has instructions for using it. You can buy a box for about $1 that will give you three packets and you'll use, at most, half a packet for this job. The hard part w/ hide glue is keeping it warm while applying it--do your work in the warmest ...

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