Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Jenious, Jun 5, 2013.
Rickenbacker has used dual truss rods on their basses for a long time .
ive been putting dual rods in my basses since late 80s early 90s. I use them sometimes on 5's, depending on neck woods used, and most of the time on 6's or more, unless im using multi-lam super hard woods in the neck construction. ive also been constructing the necks so the rods are removable just as long. I almost always make the rods removable unless im doing some kind of off the wall different build and the rod is adjustable from the body area in a neck thru build. I rarely do this anymore. if its a one way rod, which I build myself, I am able to take the rod out spin it 180 degrees and reinsert it if any backbowing of the neck has occurred with the rod in neutral tension, I am able to remove it. check the video spinning the rod and reinserting.
I also would use double rods in 8 or more string guitars, unless its a super hard wood multi lam. (bubinga, purpleheart, etc)
<edit> ok, video wont work, ill figure it out. I think its something to do with photobucket and mp4 files......
dual rods in a 6 string bass
removable rod in guitar neck
Holy mother of resaw blades! Sorry for the completely off topic derailment but that thing is incredible
I've been itching to use the one we have at work, seems like it'd do a fantastic job with the figured maple blanks I have.
The way I see a truss rod is that the wood taken out isn't as strong as the rod put in. The only time, IMO, that you'd make the neck weaker with a truss rod is if you route too deep or carve the neck too thin.
3" blade, damn things are expensive. I need to figure out how to sharpen them myself or find someone who does it for a reasonable price. I tear them up cutting a lot of snakewood and other dense hard woods.
we have several local sharpening services here that will pickup and deliver for a pretty reasonable fee.. I'm betting there is someone like that in your town.
What direction do I turn my truss rods in my 8 string? Right tight? Or are they special? Dual truss of course...
normally, turning the adjusting nut clockwise will produce a backbow while counter clockwise will produce a forward bow. but as with any truss rod always procede with caution.
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