Slotted Nut Hot Rod Truss Rod

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Slotted Nut Hot Rod Truss Rod

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Slotted Nut Hot Rod Truss Rod

About This Item

Traditional Fender adjustment nut for electric guitars. 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.

Smooth 2-way action with superior strength for stubborn necks. Stainless steel adjustment rod corrects upbow and backbow.

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. 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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    • 0975
    • 0.308 lbs. (0.14 kg)

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Excellent truss rod!

(Customer's Reviews)

I have been using these for years in all my necks and have zero issues. They always work perfectly to correct any neck issues. Cellini Custom Guitars.


Easy installation - prone to rust

(Customer's Reviews)

I'll start by saying that the truss rod is great but I have installed it on two necks and one of the truss rods picked up rust while the other is showing signs of starting as well. I would only wish that the metal in the knob be of higher quality. Other than that is pretty good.


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(Customer's Reviews)

Excellent item. I'm building my first solid body electric guitar so I'm always looking for items that make the process neat, clean and easy. This was it. Routered out the channel with an easy jig, drilled out a hole for the slotted nut and it fit in nicely. Installed, it worked perfectly. Thanks Stew Mac!

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