Hex Nut Hot Rod Truss Rod

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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.


Product Instructions

Hot Rod Adjustable Truss Rods

Installation and adjustment instructions for Hot Rod Adjustable Truss Rod.

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    • 0979
    • 0.290 lbs. (0.13 kg)

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Great truss rod for custom builds

(Customer's Reviews)

Used the Hot Rod for a custom Telecaster neck build, easy to install and easy to adjust. Since it is a double acting rod, it is capable of adding or subtracting neck relief. It is also VERY sensitive to to adjustments, so go easy with the wrench!



(Customer's Reviews)

These rods are the best. I cant believe how strong they are, and how much control you get over your neck with the slightest of turns. I have never had one fail.


Works very well

(Customer's Reviews)

I accidentally ordered the hex nut rod rather than the allen nuts I'm used to, but the bigger nut access still fits under a standard cover and it's much easier to keep a 1/4" nut driver around than an allen key anyway. The truss rod works perfectly, and the 2-way action is a must for any quality guitar.

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