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Rattling Truss Rod

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If it's a double action rod then it needs some tension in order to be secured to stop rattling. Not all of them are the same though. You could adjust the nut to put some tension on the rod and see what happens. Another thing to note is that banging then neck around(slapping it into your hand, putting on work bench, moving it and setting it down less than gently, etc.) will cause the truss rod to make noises now and then. Also, power tools will cause abnormal vibrations.

The truss rod channel itself is usually slightly larger than the active rod. Because of the "wiggle room" the truss rod will "wiggle" until it's under some stress. In short, you most likely need to have some tension on it first.


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