#1
Sorry for the big pictures, but this is just a one time question.

Which way is the truss rod supposed to fit into the sideaways or right side up?
I'm not too sure, I just got the truss rod from stewmac its 18" long.
this is the one i got, http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Truss_rods/Hot_Rod_Truss_Rod/2/Hot_Rod_Truss_Rods.html

This is the truss rod sideways:



This is the truss rod right side up:

Larrivée D-03R
US Fender Telecaster, Vox AC15
#2
from the details section of its page (that link):

Easy to install. The Hot Rod fits in a straight channel. For proper operation, this truss rod must be installed so that the active rod (the rod with the adjustment nut) is below the passive rod.


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#3
Quote by liquidstate
from the details section of its page (that link):

Easy to install. The Hot Rod fits in a straight channel. For proper operation, this truss rod must be installed so that the active rod (the rod with the adjustment nut) is below the passive rod.

so sideways?
Larrivée D-03R
US Fender Telecaster, Vox AC15
#4
Yes, as you refer to it as 'sideways'.

Chris
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