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An addendum to leftaroundabout's answer. Never tighten the trussrod against the tension of the strings. Slacken them first. Never use the truss rod to pull the neck. Pull the neck manually & use the truss rod to take up the slack. Failing to follow these two simple rules can quite likely break the russ rod, or round off the nut, or in extreme cases ...


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It does tighten up if I turn it clockwise The truss rod doesn't seem to be broken. I don't see much of a change in the relief of the neck. It seems to be dead straight all the time. Normally the neck should be a bit concave when the truss rod is completely loose. If not, the problem has nothing to do with the truss rud but with the neck itself. The truss ...


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I just had the same problem, nut was just too tight to get the last quarter turn to get the neck straight. What seemed to work well was graphite spray. DO NO SPRAY DIRECTLY IN, AT, OR NEAR THE GUITAR. This stuff stains like crazy, I use it for sticky locks. What I did was spray some on a Q-Tip over some paper towels until it is saturated then carefully put ...


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Your truss rod does not touch the strings or affect the tension on them, so it cannot be responsible for breaking your strings. If there is some problem with your guitar that is breaking the strings, it will be found where the guitar touches the string. If the strings tend to break at the nut, it's probably the nut breaking your strings. The same idea ...


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"Can anybody point out what my problem with my guitar might be?” Yes, it might be that the lighter gauge strings are sitting too deep in the nut slots. If the guitar was set up for heavier gauge strings, the slots will be wider than optimal for the new, lighter set, thus the strings will sit deeper and be too close to the frets. This can cause the ...


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The truss rod on real Strats is at the other end. You can't even see it until you take the scratch plate off, or reach it until you loosen the neck. You got an easy one there ;) and yes, get a long key with a ball-end, like the Fender one. All you're fighting with after that is they put an 'overkill' string-guide in the way. The long handle means you're not ...


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If you're really concerned after doing what others suggest, then take off the neck completely, and you'll be able to see what the trussrod is doing (or not).


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