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Old 04-10-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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For all the people asking about neck relief/truss rod adjustment..

Recently I've been seeing lots of threads by people asking how to do truss rod adjustments and asking about the proper amount of relief in the neck.

My default answer to this question (and what every book or tech will tell you) is that the neck relief should be anywhere from .008 to .012 thousands of an inch being measured around the 7th or 8th fret while holding the first and last fret down.

The correct way to do this measurement is with a set of feeler gauges which you can find them at your local hardware or automotive store. A whole set of them shouldn't cost you more that $5.

I recently just found a video on YouTube by a tech explaining all of this and going over neck relief, neck bow, and proper neck curvature.

Let this video be a reference point for everyone asking.

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:11 PM   #2
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Or you could go to the enormous setup sticky at the top of this forum
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:13 PM   #3
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Or you could go to the enormous setup sticky at the top of this forum


That's true, but apparently not many people bother to do that...
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That's true, but apparently not many people bother to do that...


They won't read this either....

Or use google...
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:47 PM   #5
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Can you usually eyeball the gap at the 7th? Or is it often to small for the eye to see.
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Can you usually eyeball the gap at the 7th? Or is it often to small for the eye to see.


Not really. You can sight down the neck and see see if it is bowed or twisted, but that's about it.
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My default answer to this question (and what every book or tech will tell you) is that the neck relief should be anywhere from .008 to .012 thousands of an inch being measured around the 7th or 8th fret while holding the first and last fret down.

This is just me being facetious, but that comes to .000008 to .000012 of an inch.
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The guy in that video is pretty funny. Good video, too.
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This is just me being facetious, but that comes to .000008 to .000012 of an inch.


yeah
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Good video. My friend recently got into guitar and encountered problems with adjusting the truss rod. Since I won't be seeing him for a few weeks, I'll definitely refer him to this thread and video. Thanks stonyman65.
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Good video. My friend recently got into guitar and encountered problems with adjusting the truss rod. Since I won't be seeing him for a few weeks, I'll definitely refer him to this thread and video. Thanks stonyman65.


No problem dude. That's the whole point of this thread.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:18 AM   #12
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+1 to davey4557's YouTube channel. All of his videos are excellent watch to learn anything guitar maintenancey.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:11 AM   #13
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I think the other point that people need to get is:

Its not going to explode and kill you if you try and adjust it.

New people seem to be terrified of touching the Truss.
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