Author Topic: Val's Note about Truss Rod Adjustments  (Read 764 times)

David Houck

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Val's Note about Truss Rod Adjustments
« on: March 17, 2005, 04:19:27 AM »
There are several great posts about setting up your instrument in these Must Reads and elsewhere in the forum, including information about adjusting the truss rods.  Val adds the following note related to truss rod adjustment.
We always tell customers to make truss rod adjustments in parallel; in other words, turn them by the same amount. You really don't want to turn them in different increments. If you tighten or loosen one more than the other, you might end up with a twisted neck. The idea behind the dual truss rod is about increased stiffness in the neck leading to more stability. It's not about being able to make one side go lower or higher than the other.
Some of our club members would add that this is not a hard and fast rule and that some small amount of difference is ok.  You can read more here.