#1
Hey guys, I bought an ibanez premium rg921 about two days back from an online retailer. Its brand new though it is a 2012 model.They had it in stock. It has an action of about 3mm at 14 fret on the 6th string. I tried adjusting it from the bridge but I was getting fret buzz. So I tried setting up the bow but I'm unable to move the rod. Please help me out. Truss rod is not turning.
ACE AND THE ASS
#2
Have you done setups before? I wouldn't touch it if you're inexperienced, especially on floyd roses.

Take it to a tech to have a look, if he can't do it then contact the retailer and ask for a replacement. It's rare that truss rods just won't turn.
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NakedInTheRain aka "Naked with shriveled pencil sized bacon In The Rain"
#3
Yea I've done it on my other strat. But as I said it was manufactured back in 2012. Could it be the reason like getting stuck or something. It was much easier for me turning the rod on my strat. Plus I know its not broken otherwise it would have been loose.
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#4
It's kind of hard to say without having the guitar in front of me. Don't attempt to use a lot of force to turn it, that could make the situation worse. If it were me I'd get a second opinion from a tech and then organise a replacement/refund from the store you got it from.
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#6
No worries. It's always a disappointment when stuff like that happens. Hope it's resolved fairly painlessly.
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NakedInTheRain aka "Naked with shriveled pencil sized bacon In The Rain"
#7
Good news is that a frozen truss rod should be covered under warranty if it was a new guitar.
#9
Again, no way to know without seeing the thing. It's possible, but honestly I would have a tech simply verify that there's a problem and then send it back. I would not put up with a frozen truss rod (and paying for repair) on a brand new guitar.
#10
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Again, no way to know without seeing the thing. It's possible, but honestly I would have a tech simply verify that there's a problem and then send it back. I would not put up with a frozen truss rod (and paying for repair) on a brand new guitar.

This really is your best option, TS.

If you go to a good store when the tech is in, he may not even charge you to just check it out quickly.
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#11
Hey guys the truss rod is not frozen as it turned a bit...I marked it with paint to check if its moving and it did move but not much. Would machine oil help loosen it a bit??
ACE AND THE ASS
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#12
Can you post of a photo of it? I'm confused as to what you're turning and what you think is supposed to be turning.
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#13
Well truss rod nut is turning. I used a little force but it did turn and actually made a slight adjustment on neck bow. So would machine oil help it???
ACE AND THE ASS
#14
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Well truss rod nut is turning. I used a little force but it did turn and actually made a slight adjustment on neck bow. So would machine oil help it???

No, don't apply any foreign oil or lubrication to it.

If it turns, then it works. I would still get it checked out though.
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#16
Well guys I called up the retailer and they got me on line with a tech. He told me to use 2-3 drops of zorrik 88 similar to wd-40. Truss rod can now be moved and adjusted. Even the changes are noticeable on the neck.
ACE AND THE ASS
#17
Cool, glad it was a simple fix and the seller worked quickly to resolve the issue. Enjoy your guitar!