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Hex Nut Hot Rod Truss Rod

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Hex Nut Hot Rod Truss Rod

About This Item

1/4" hex nut design for electric guitars and banjos. Smooth two-way action corrects upbow and backbow, giving complete control over the neck.

Easy to install. The Hot Rod® fits in a straight channel. For proper operation, this truss rod must be installed so that the active rod (the rod with the adjustment nut) is below the passive rod. A wooden filler stick is not required.

Our Hot Rod neck adjustment system features twin rods in threaded brass collars. The stainless steel active rod turns for smooth neck alignment, with 2-way action. The Hot Rod requires an access cavity for the adjustment nut, and a straight 7/32"-wide x 7/16"-deep slot (measured from the bottom of the fretboard) for installation.

The 18" rod fits many electric guitars and banjos. Overall length includes the nut.

We've designed the Router Bit for Hot Rod Truss Rods especially for routing your neck to fit our truss rods.


Instructions

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Hot Rod Adjustable Truss Rods

Installation and adjustment instructions for Hot Rod Adjustable Truss Rod.

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    • 0979
    • 0.2900 lbs. (0.13 kg)

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5.0

No Twisting Your Arm

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The worst thing about the Hot Rod truss rod is shaping the truss rod channel. That is to say, I had no problems installing this item. It worked great and slipped right in once the channel had been cut to the correct dimensions. A great product. I used it in a mahogany neck on my custom Les Paul-shaped project guitar.

5.0

Great rods

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Verified Buyer


It all started with one of my Strat necks which developed a severe back bow... Had it had a double truss rod installed in it, I wouldn't have had to sand it down until too much wood was removed and became too thin... These Hot Rods couldn't be more easy to install and they work to perfection.

5.0

a real gain of time and efficiency

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Verified Buyer


when i first began luthierie, i used to make my own rods, but when i discovered the 2-way truss-rods either allen screw or hex-nut, i definitely choose to put them into every instrument that i make : electric guitars, acoustics, banjos...

3.0

Works great

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Verified Buyer


Could be smaller though. I don't like having a 7/16 deep route. Doesn't work to good for super thin necks. Other than that this truss rod works perfectly, no rattles and smooth accurate adjustment.

4.0

pretty cool

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Verified Buyer


These are great...first thing I noticed over a standard trust rod is it takes very little to make "micro" adjustments.

5.0

Great Stuff!

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I've used 4 of these in my builds now. 2 in electrics, 1 in an acoustic, and 1 in a banjitar. Never had a problem with any of them, and they can even be removed/replaced if your truss rod slot is cut correctly.


Just as another reviewer has noted, I have seen a small amount of rust on some of the rods. I usually put a few drops of 3-in-1 oil on the threads before installation just to keep corrosion to a minimum. I really love that these are 2-way rods, and can be used to correct a back-bow if necessary. And, the price on these rods is great! Most shops charge the same amount for a chintzy 1-way rod. The only thing I could think of improving would be to use stainless steel so the rods don't rust, and maybe offer a few more lengths too. Thanks for reading my review!

5.0

Excellent

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Verified Buyer


What can I say, great quality, easy to install, works great!

5.0

1/4" Hex Nut Hot Rod

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Verified Buyer


It's my favorit truss rod. Works well. It would be good to have such for a bass, with 1/4" hex nut.

4.0

Hot Rod Truss Rod

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These truss rods are definitely top notch. I have used them in several of my building projects without a problem. Easy to install.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 76 See Hex Nut Hot Rod Truss Rod
on page 76 of our StewMac Digital Catalog



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