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    Exclamation When do I know that it's time to adjust the truss rod?

    Hey, how can I tell that the truss rod needs to be readjusted?
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    Default Re: When do I know that it's time to adjust the truss rod?

    http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/trussrods.htm

    See section titled: Check your necks relief.

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    Default Re: When do I know that it's time to adjust the truss rod?

    thanks man... thats really helpful

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    Default Re: When do I know that it's time to adjust the truss rod?

    when you can use ur guitar neck as a hula- hoop.

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    Default Re: When do I know that it's time to adjust the truss rod?

    Oh ****... after reading that, I'm quit eafraid of the truss rod... seems like it can really kill your neck quite fast when it breaks

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    Default Re: When do I know that it's time to adjust the truss rod?

    just be gentle with it and only turn it small amounts at a time. if it gives you resistance take it to a tech for a setup.

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    Default Re: When do I know that it's time to adjust the truss rod?

    Let's see if I can get some "experimental" parts ;p

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    Default Re: When do I know that it's time to adjust the truss rod?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJohn
    Fast and aggressive are the two biggest mistakes that people make.
    See chapter "restringing your guitar"

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    Default Re: When do I know that it's time to adjust the truss rod?

    Don't worry about it. You usually only turn it in small increments, then re-check.

    The only way you'll do any damage is if you have no clue about what you're doing and you keep tightening it till it's almost difficult to go further, then something snaps.
    By the time you're at that point the neck will be severely back-bowed and you'll likely notice that you're killing the neck! Truss rod adjustments are really simple as long as you do everything gently.
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