#1
I just restrung my Rhoads RR1, and put it in drop C tuning. my string guages Im using are 12-52 DR tite-fit. I am getting alot of string buzzing so I adjusted the action and Im still getting alot. So I am guessing that it is neck relief. I checked the neck relief by fretting the first and last frets on my guitar, and checked the 7th fret and its sitting very low, almost touching. So I think Im going to attempt at adjusting the truss rod, I have never done this before so advice would be appreciated. I took the cover off of the truss rod on the headstock and Im not sure what I am suppose to use to adjust it. Would it be an alan wrench or some kind of socket wrench? Thanks.
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#2
It's an Allen wrench. Also, read up on it alot, just google it and alot of sites come up with lots of good information.
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#3
It'll be adjusted by an Allen Wrench. Hopefully it came with your guitar, but if not, they're cheap at a hardware store - Even Wal Mart.

And don't adjust it after just Eyeballing the gap bewteen fret and string.
You really should actually measure it with a Feeler Guage.

The gap should be at 0.010 +/- 0.005.
So between 0.005 and 0.015


To Increase the gap (loosen the truss rod - turn Counter Clockwise)
To Decrease the gap (tighten the truss rod - turn Clockwise)

IMPORTANT
It only takes small adjustments. Like a quarter turn will change the gap quite a bit.

They say you should only do 1/4 turn at a time, and wait several hours between each adjustment.
That has been subject to much debate lately, some say that's rediculous, adjust as much as you want.
But I say, better safe than sorry.

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Last edited by jonmo1 at Sep 14, 2009,
#4
Is that in metric or inches?
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Rickenbacker Bass Guitar
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#5
Inches.

Look at the manual for your guitar, the manufacturer's recommended gap may vary from one guitar to the next. But that's about an average..

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#6
What about action? whats a good way to measure that and what is a good starting point?
Peavey 6505+
Marshall Jcm-900 Lead 1960 cab
Jackson USA RR1 w/SD blackouts
Jackson Dominion w/SD Distortion
Jackson SLS3 w/SD blackouts
Maxon OD808
EH Small Clone chorus
Ampeg B2R
Ampeg Cabs, 4x10, 1x15
Rickenbacker Bass Guitar
Ibanez CP-9