Re: Truss Rod Adjustment


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Posted by Steve DePra on April 05, 2000 at 15:38:11:

In Reply to: Truss Rod Adjustment posted by Keith on April 05, 2000 at 15:17:44:

: I've been playing bass for slightly more than 15 yrs. You'd figure I'd know how to adjust it as well. Well....... I forgot how to adjust the truss rod...... and can't find one of the articles on how to do it. Someone please save me from my own stupidity. I don't want to learn the hard way...... Thanks! Kieth, Back off counterclockwise to release tension and put a dip or bow in the neck and clockwise to add tension and put a belly and lower the action . Do not overturn in any direction.Then press the D string down at both the first and 20th frets and make sure you have the D string just barely touching the middle frets, (a 32nd of an inch above frets). If you have a strong attack with your right hand, loosen back to have strings a 16th of an inch above the frets.It is very important to always end adjustments with making a clockwise turn up to the desired tension to keep pressure on the rod. Steve DePra




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