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You've got it. You have to anchor both ends so that when you tighten the nut, it has something to push against, therefore applying force to bow the neck. I haven't worked with vintage truss rods because arched truss rod channels scare me. :D

Double expanding all the way IMO.

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Hmm, maybe I'll go with a double expanding truss rod. I probably should have done a bit of reading up before ordering my truss rod. :D Those are the flat-bottomed channels, right? Either way, how do I anchor the nut end?

Edit: Actually, if there's no downside to using this single-action truss rod, I'll probably use it. Anyway, my question still stands, how do I anchor it?

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I don't know how to anchor it myself. Like I said, I am a double-expanding truss rod guy. :D I know that the truss rods that LMI sells use a flat bottomed channel, but I can't speak for all the different double-expanding truss rods out there. With double-expanding truss rods you don't have to anchor anything. As longs as the truss rods fits in snugly you won't have any trouble.

The reason I don't like single action truss rods is because you have to route an arched channel and then cut and shape a piece of wood to go in on top of the truss rod. I don't have the proper equipment or know-how so I opted for an easier solution.

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