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I'm about to install some threaded inserts in an Ibanez wizard neck, and a thought popped into my head: I don't know where the truss rod ends in this neck. I've installed inserts in a couple bass necks and a strat-style neck before with no problems, but I'm really attached to this neck and I want to make sure I don't hurt it.

Any advice?

Btw, I use these inserts in 10-32.

EDIT: I did a bit of research on the internet, and it seems that as long as I stay about 1/8" (plus a little extra clearance) away from the centerline of the neck, I should be ok. Does that sound about right?

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do the current screws go through the truss rod?....I would guess not, so providing that you stick to those locations I can't see a problem.

My concern is that the threaded inserts are about 7/16" in diameter, which is significantly wider than the screws.

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do the current screws go through the truss rod?....I would guess not, so providing that you stick to those locations I can't see a problem.

My concern is that the threaded inserts are about 7/16" in diameter, which is significantly wider than the screws.

If you use the same center points as the wood screws, you should be ok. I am no expert, so you shuold wait for others that have actually built a neck. But I know a truss rod is not that wide..

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Well, I installed the inserts yesterday and everything went fine. I guess the answer is that for typical neck installations, the truss rod shouldn't be a problem.

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