#1
I've been trying to remove relief on my bass and i have reached the point that it will not tighten anymore. I think I have run out of treads. Is there anything i can do to straighten it more, or is there nothing I can do?

thanks
#4
You may be able to save it. Do more research though. I have been able to unscrew the truss rod and take it out. Put some washers on the bolt, reinsert, and tighten. This is common luthier technique.
AL
#5
Quote by Adam Loeke
You may be able to save it. Do more research though. I have been able to unscrew the truss rod and take it out. Put some washers on the bolt, reinsert, and tighten. This is common luthier technique.

How many washers should i use? How much space do i want them to take up?

And by "unscrew the truss rod and take it out," you mean take the nut out, correct? not the truss rod?
#6
I am having the hardest time finding washers that are the correct size. I can't even find a washer small enough to fit in the little hole that the truss rod is in. Where do I find some washers that will work?

I could try putting .45s instead of .50s, but I like the way they sound and feel. But this high action sucks.