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Re: Need help with Fretless Jazz setup

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Posted by Rob ( on July 18, 2002 at 22:56:57:

In Reply to: Need help with Fretless Jazz setup posted by Joe W. on July 18, 2002 at 21:20:00:

Hey, Joe!

If there's still resistance when turn the adjusting nut, there's probably no permanent damage. Most likely, you're getting back bow. Carefully loosen the truss rod to about where you think it was when you started. As you loosen it, the strings should lose their stiffness, and the neck should straighten out. When I do a truss rod adjustment, I always give it about a half turn in one direction; if it gets worse, I return it to the original position, and turn it the other way. When it gets better, I'll turn it a little more and it's fine.
Hope this works for you.

Good Luck,


: Hello, all,

: I recently tried to do my own setup on my MIM standard fretless Jazz. I fear I may have damaged the instrument while adjusting the truss rod. I've got a lot of buzz now and the action is pretty high. Tightening it seems to not be effective in dropping the action. Anyone have any advice?

: Thanks

: Joe-

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