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Trade Secrets! Issue 165 May 24, 2012
A pain in the necks: Gibson doubleneck with a broken truss rod
Dan Erlewine has a Gibson doubleneck with a broken truss rod -- a problem that sends lots of guitars to the trash can. What will it take to rescue this one? The answer might surprise you: it takes 65 minutes of work.
Trade Secrets! Issue 170 August 02, 2012
A sign of truss rod trouble, and an easy solution.
Dan Erlewine with a common truss rod problem: an over-adjusted rod that just won't work anymore. Luckily, there's an easy fix!
Trade Secrets! Issue 83 March 19, 2009
Bad news: a stripped truss rod nut. Good news: an easy solution.
Erick Coleman's using the Gripper truss rod wrench to solve a problem that's familiar to all of us.
Trade Secrets! Issue 33 June 07, 2007
Don't be nervous about adjusting that truss rod!
Erick Coleman shows how quick and easy it is to evaluate a neck and adjust the truss rod.
Trade Secrets! Issue 74 November 13, 2008
eBay mandolin: fret work and using JB Weld to rebuild a truss rod nut
Dan Erlewine's customer got a deal on eBay. Whether it was a good or a bad deal depends on how much it takes to make it playable. Dan fixes fret buzz and a warped neck, then rebuilds the truss rod nut using JB Weld repair epoxy.
Product Instructions I-0975
Hot Rod Adjustable Truss Rods
Installation and adjustment instructions for Hot Rod Adjustable Truss Rod.
Product Instructions A-THREADTRUSSROD
How to Thread a Truss Rod
Cut clean factory-quality threads using these steps.
Product Instructions I-0781
Mandolin Truss Rod Instructions
Instructions for the installation and adjustment of mandolin truss rods.
Trade Secrets! Issue 121 September 02, 2010
Preparing a guitar for a professional recording date
Erick Coleman gives The Business to Rontrose Heathman's Les Paul to get it ready for a recording date with L.A. legends, The Hangmen.
Product Instructions I-4604
Reaming a truss rod channel to fit a Low-profile Truss Rod
Trade Secrets! Issue 66 July 24, 2008
Strengthening a square-tube Martin truss rod
Dan Erlewine's doing a neck reset on a Martin that has a square-tube truss rod. While he has the neck off, he shows how to improve the truss rod before regluing the neck.
Product Instructions I-1177
Truss Rod Installation
Single-action adjustable truss rod for Martin installation instructions.
Product Instructions I-5680
Truss Rod Rescue Kit Instructions
When the truss rod nut no longer adjusts due to damaged threads, or because it is already as tight as it can go, this tool fixes the problem.
Product Instructions I-4007
Working with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Materials
Information about the precautions related to, and the use of, Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Materials.