Rocket Posted February 28, 2009 Report Share Posted February 28, 2009 I have this very old what you'd call garage sale neck, probably from the 60's. Good to experiment on. Anyway I was going to put it on this body I have but when I checked if the truss rod was working. It seemed to be doing nothing. The neck naturally was fairly concave with truss rod slack. So I got crazy and took the fretboard off, which straightened the neck a lot. It only has the slightest concave bend now. BUT. When I tighten the truss rod it causes it to bend more concave and not straighten out. I tried this with strings on it also, so the strings pulled the neck to a curve then I tried to straighten it with the rod and it did nothing. It's a curved channel for the truss rod by the way. Adjusts at the heel. I can even see when I tighten the truss nut, the rod moves toward the back of the neck, not toward where the fretboard would be. This seems like the opposite of what it should do. Did they make it wrong? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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