Questions tagged [truss-rod]

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Why are my guitars high strings playing more than one note

I recently got a new PRS SE Custom 24 before I left the store. I had the tech adjust the truss rod and check it, because when I fretted notes on the higher strings I could hear the next note a fret ...
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Intonation problem with guitar

I have a Fender Model CD-60 NAT, which is having some intonation problems. I fully intend to take it to a professional, but would like to understand the problem and the most likely fix beforehand. ...
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Truss rod moved

My truss rod has moved. What I mean by that is, your basic allen key is shaped like the letter L, and the small part of the letter L goes in the sound hole and makes contact with the truss rod. That’s ...
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Is my truss rod broken?

Recently I have been messing around with a Squier Affinity Strat, trying to set it up properly. I tried to adjust the truss rod and it was initially too tight. So I turned it counterclockwise, in ...
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String Buzz and Dead Notes on Squier Strat

I am new to guitar and bought a new Squier Strat as my first guitar. I changed the strings myself to 008's a couple months in, and I think that may have caused some of the problems that followed ...
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Tuning vs truss rod

I've been going back and forth between standard, open E, and D tuning on some songs I play. A lot of the time strings will break even when I'm tuning down. Is this because of the truss rod? Are there ...
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Very difficult to reach truss-rod with provided Allen key

Disclaimer. I am a total guitar beginner; I have no intention of messing with the truss rod if there is no need to, but after I bought my strat-type, I started noticing what I think are intonation ...
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String hits unwanted fret

When I play the first fret of the 6th string of my electric guitar several times, the string makes an annoying sound, I think that it might hit another fret. It also happens with the 5th string but ...
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Is the truss rod broken?

I have bought a second hand accoustic guitar. When I saw the neck is little curved I wanted to turn the truss rod bolt counter clockwise to get some relief. I was able to move it 360 degrees before I ...
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How to lubricate truss rod nut?

I got a second hand Dowina accoustic guitar and I found the neck a little bit curved. So I tried to adjust the truss rod. The truss rod bolt is visible near the sound hole. But it was very difficult ...
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Will changing electric guitar tuning effect the truss rod adjustment?

If I change my electric guitar tuning to Drop C (CGCFAD) from standard tuning (EADGBe), should I adjust the truss rod? Same question for other non-standard tunings.
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Truss rod adjustment

I have a cheap acoustic steel string guitar “Rogue”. When you press the 4th fret on the 6th string (low E) to play a G♯ that is, it makes a buzzing sound. Apparently, the string touches both ...
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Truss rod adjustment - tighten or loose?

I am beginner guitar player and today after I replaced the strings and adjusted the Floyd Rose bridge of my guitar (BC Rich Gunslinger retro) I noticed that the action was increasingly high, from fret ...
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New guitar truss rod hard to move

I bought a Epiphone SG special VE and there is fret buzz and the neck of the guitar seems pretty flat. I tried to adjust the truss rod, but it is really hard to move, and there are no guitar stores ...
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Stripped truss rod nut on Ibanez Jem 7VP

I have an Ibanez Jem 7VP, Indonesian made 2019 Premium model. Is truss rod nut replacable on this model?
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Truss Rod Can't Get Any Looser

I'm trying to adjust the neck tension on an Ibanez electric guitar for some regular light gauge strings, but I've maxed out loosening the truss rod and the neck still doesn't provide enough relief and ...
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