mu_sound Posted May 9, 2005 Report Share Posted May 9, 2005 Hey there, I'm now just about done with the body on my double cutaway. I just bought a nice hunk of mahagony to make the neck out of. Before I get too far along with it I was wondering if I could get a little advice. I am using a hot rod dual action truss rod from Stew-mac. It has the 1/8" allen hex adjustment. It calls for a 7/32" wide channel in the neck. This being my first guitar I have a perhaps silly question....from most of the pictures of works in progress that I have seen, it looks like you route out the truss rod channel through the entire length of the neck, from about the nut all the way to the heel. It seems to me that if you do that there is nothing to prevent the truss rod from being pushed further into the cavity while making an adjustment. I know the instructions from stew-mac say to put a dab of silicone RTV to the end of the rod to keep it from rattleing, but I dont really trust RTV as a mechanical solution (to hold the truss rod in place securely). I thought perhaps of just routing out 17-18" worth of the neck so the truss rod doesn't have room to slide down, but I don't know if that is a bad idea. Am I worrying needlessly? Should there be solid wood under the nut & end of the fretboard? Any thoughts? My local high end wood supplier had pretty crappy selection of rosewood for fingerboards...a lot of pieces with kinks in the grain lines or splits, holes or other flaws. I am pondering using the fretboards sold by stew mac or LMI but I hate not being able to look through them and pick and choose. Anyone been pleased or diappointed by their stock? while I'm asking questions, I know this may be a better one to ask in electronics, but here goes anyway...Anyone know of suppliers that carry 5 position rotary switches (like the PRS style switch)? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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