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Post subject: Road Worn Tele Truss Rod Help
Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:49 am
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When I turn it clockwise it won’t turn, when I turn it counterclockwise it spins all the way off. Anyone know what’s going on, and how to fix please help. It’s brand new, only three Months old, thanks for all suggestions.


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Post subject: Re: Road Worn Tele Truss Rod Help
Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:30 pm
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1-Did you use the right allen wrench ?
2- What experience do you have in truss rod adjustment. First time ?


Clockwise ; truss rod is under tension, may be "hard " to turn.
You should try 1/5 turn at time and wait 5 minutes to half hour before to see how is the neck curve.

CCW less or no tension; what you feel could be right

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Post subject: Re: Road Worn Tele Truss Rod Help
Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:29 pm
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I need it to turn ccw to allow more relief, but when I do the nut just immediately becomes loose and eventually comes off the end.


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Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:48 pm
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That's not good, and unfortunately, not uncommon on modern MiM Fenders it seems.
Return it for replacement. Without a biflex truss rod, you can not force out back-bow.

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Post subject: Re: Road Worn Tele Truss Rod Help
Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:31 pm
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Blue Notes wrote:
I need it to turn ccw to allow more relief, but when I do the nut just immediately becomes loose and eventually comes off the end.

Let's start with the basic background info: what's the relief now and what do you want it to be?
And one note here; I'm a fan of as little relief as possible (that means a third, max a half of factory recommendations), so forgive me if I seem to doubt the need for more relief.

Usually, when turning the nut open = counterclockwise, it feels loose very quick - at least after one full turn (which is a lot for adjusting). If your truss rod nut comes off, the truss rod has already been fully loose for many full turns. If the string tension (tuned to pitch) doesn't give you more relief, and the truss rod is loose, the options are limited - some necks just don't bend, at least permanently.

At this point, a checkup at the store you bought it from would be in order. There is a slight chance that the truss rod is stuck, and they can also check if the neck is faulty.


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Post subject: Re: Road Worn Tele Truss Rod Help
Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:43 am
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jmattis wrote:
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Let's start with the basic background info: what's the relief now and what do you want it to be?

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What's the relief now ? 0.010" , 0.012".........
How do you read relief ? Don't do it by eyes. Please report

1- Capo on first fret and press down string a last fret .
2- Use car spark plug filler gauge and read 0.010 " to 0.013 "between this string and the 8th or 9th fret.
Bussiness card is not too bad.

You have to read where (at the fret) where there is the most distance. This where the truss rod work. Normally it's 8th or 9th fret.

0.010 to 0.013 is a average and a matter of taste and how you play guitar. You can go less or more.

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If you can't have more relief than ( lets say ) 0.010" with truss rod nut loose, neck have a issue

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Post subject: Re: Road Worn Tele Truss Rod Help
Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:41 pm
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It’s less than .010”


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Post subject: Re: Road Worn Tele Truss Rod Help
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:09 am
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Blue Notes wrote:
It’s less than .010”


Might be too straight for most guitar player.
If with truss rod loosen CCW and waiting half hour or more, neck stay straight, return back guitar to the strore

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Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:26 am
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Blue Notes wrote:
It’s less than .010”


If it is that with the nut loose that looks like being the equilibrium of that neck with those strings. If i isn't enough it sounds like you need to change it.

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Post subject: Re: Road Worn Tele Truss Rod Help
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:50 am
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Truss rod adjustment is not working.

Less than 0.010 could be fine today, ( I guess not ) what do you do when you need 0.013 and warranty is over ?

Return guitar

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Post subject: Re: Road Worn Tele Truss Rod Help
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:43 am
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Strings and tuning?

Ultralight gauges and/or deep downtuning reduce the tension. On a very stiff neck, they might not pull up enough to create the desired amount of relief.

If that's the cause of this situation, consider exchanging it for a guitar with a BiFlex rod.

Many guitars with traditional single-action rods are fine with low tension, but there's no guarantee they'll remain that way throughout their life. Necks can warp into a backbow. Rare, but with a traditional rod and ultralight tension you can't use the rod to compensate for that.


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