#1
Hey guys, I recieved my new Epi PlusTop Pro LP Monday, I polished the frets, changed strings, set it up but I have an issue. The truss rod is all the way loose, and there is only paper-thin relief. I tried waiting for the wood to settle in but it's not budging.

Should I overtune my current strings (standard .10 Ernie's) or buy a pack of .12's and put those of for a few days and then put .10s back on?

There is a lot of buzz going on right now so I'd like to get this under control.
#2
Turn the truss rod the other direction. I know that the truss rod on my Epiphone Prophecy guitar has a 2-way truss rod, were the neck can be forced into relief if needed.
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Hey guys, I recieved my new Epi PlusTop Pro LP Monday, I polished the frets, changed strings, set it up but I have an issue. The truss rod is all the way loose, and there is only paper-thin relief. I tried waiting for the wood to settle in but it's not budging.

Should I overtune my current strings (standard .10 Ernie's) or buy a pack of .12's and put those of for a few days and then put .10s back on?

There is a lot of buzz going on right now so I'd like to get this under control.



How low is your action set to?
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Turn the truss rod the other direction. I know that the truss rod on my Epiphone Prophecy guitar has a 2-way truss rod, were the neck can be forced into relief if needed.


I'd like to try to let the wood adjust before messing with the truss rod further.

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How low is your action set to?


Don't have the proper ruler but I believe 3/16 on the bass side.
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I'd like to try to let the wood adjust before messing with the truss rod further.


Don't have the proper ruler but I believe 3/16 on the bass side.


3/16?!?!?! Over where?! Are you playing slide?! o_O

I like 3-4/64ths over the 7th fret.
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3/16?!?!?! Over where?! Are you playing slide?! o_O

I like 3-4/64ths over the 7th fret.


I was trying to solve this truss rod issue before playing with the bridge lmao. That was taken at the 12th, but again my ruler is a school ruler, not a mechanics ruler. It could be severely off.
#9
4.7mm at the 12th fret? Holy high action and intonation nightmare, batman. It needs to be more like 4/64" on the bass side and 3/64" on the treble side @ the 12th fret.

Just turn the truss rod the other direction and see if it helps to force the neck into relief. Don't worry, it won't bite you. If its a 2 way truss rod (which I have reason to believe it is) then adjusting it isn't going to do any harm.

I think waiting for the neck to adjust to your truss rod adjustments is a bit of a waste of time at this point. If you've left the guitar a day or so, and nothing has changed, then keep adjusting it.
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4.7mm at the 12th fret? Holy high action and intonation nightmare, batman. It needs to be more like 4/64" on the bass side and 3/64" on the treble side @ the 12th fret.

Just turn the truss rod the other direction and see if it helps to force the neck into relief. Don't worry, it won't bite you. If its a 2 way truss rod (which I have reason to believe it is) then adjusting it isn't going to do any harm.

I think waiting for the neck to adjust to your truss rod adjustments is a bit of a waste of time at this point. If you've left the guitar a day or so, and nothing has changed, then keep adjusting it.


So as I "tighten" it, eventually it will start to force relief instead of reduce relief?

And I meant to let the actual guitar settle in, it is brand new. I had another copy of this guitar a few weeks ago (had a crack so I returned it) and it had the same issue of not having enough relief.