#1
hey im not too sure on how to go about this, and thought i should ask so i dont break it

do i take the strings off first?

put the metal pole in the whole at the base of the neck and turn?

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#2
that's truss rod stuff there, and i usually have a guitar Luthier i know make all my equipment adjustments. so if you can hold off, id take it to like a GC or something, so if they **** up, your not out a **** ton of cash.
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#3
If your neck has a decent curve to it, give the truss rod a half to a full turn (Clockwise).


If there is no fret buzz, do a half turns (Counter Clock wise) on every nut on the bridge until you get a little fret buzz. Then back off with 1/4 turns (Clock wise) on the bridge nuts until the buzz is gone or bearable.

or


If there is fret buzz, back off with 1/4 turns (Clock wise) on the bridge nuts until the buzz is gone or bearable.
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#4
Haaaang on.

You want to change the action, right?

There should be no need to change the truss rod at all!

That's for neck relief, not action. Action is changed by adjusting the bridge saddles.
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#5
Quote by Nike-Man
If your neck has a decent curve to it, give the truss rod a half to a full turn (Clockwise).


If there is no fret buzz, do a half turns (Counter Clock wise) on every nut on the bridge until you get a little fret buzz. Then back off with 1/4 turns (Clock wise) on the bridge nuts until the buzz is gone or bearable.

or


If there is fret buzz, back off with 1/4 turns (Clock wise) on the bridge nuts until the buzz is gone or bearable.

nononononononononon

as long as there isnt any warping or severe bowing in the neck, theres no reason to even touch the truss rod.

You see the two little holes on the saddles. You need to get a real little allen key and turn it in there.
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#6
Seriously dont mess with the truss rod, youll strip that bitch and then youll be in trouble.
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Seriously dont mess with the truss rod, youll strip that bitch and then youll be in trouble.

hehe.

I'm sorry, I had to point that out.

Anyways....


As has been said a few times, leave adjusting the truss rod to the professionals. If it's a problem, take it to your nearest guitar store and they'll fix it.

You change the action by using a little allen key and turning those little screw things in the bridge, NOT doing anything with the truss rod.
#8
Quote by Nike-Man
If your neck has a decent curve to it, give the truss rod a half to a full turn (Clockwise).


If there is no fret buzz, do a half turns (Counter Clock wise) on every nut on the bridge until you get a little fret buzz. Then back off with 1/4 turns (Clock wise) on the bridge nuts until the buzz is gone or bearable.

or


If there is fret buzz, back off with 1/4 turns (Clock wise) on the bridge nuts until the buzz is gone or bearable.

Very wrong. Don't do this (you risk damaging the neck of your bass).

Don't mess with the truss rod unless it is absolutely necessary. Adjust the action at the bridge by raising/lowering the height of the saddles (the notched cylindrical pieces that the strings rest on).

I realize that the bass used in the example is not an ATK, but a visual should help if you're not getting this. http://www.tunemybass.com/bass_setup/bass_string_height.html
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