Spoke Nut Hot Rod Truss Rod

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Easy neck heel adjustment in electric guitars and basses. Smooth two-way action corrects upbow and backbow, giving complete control over the neck.

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18" overall length

Item # 1016
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$20.15

6 or more $18.34
12 or more $16.72
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24" overall length

Item # 1017
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$24.47

6 or more $22.27
12 or more $20.31
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Details

Easy neck heel adjustment in electric guitars and basses. Smooth two-way action corrects upbow and backbow, giving complete control over the neck.

The 1/2"-diameter "spoke" nut is designed to protrude slightly from the heel of a bolt-on neck; you can insert a thin tool into the side of the nut to turn it, without pickguard removal.

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.

Hot Rod's 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; the 24" rod fits basses. 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.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 1016
    • 0.300 lbs. (0.14 kg)
    • 1017
    • 0.394 lbs. (0.18 kg)

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3.0

LOVE the nut, but not the rod, and not the quality.

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The spoke wheel is simply the best, most convenient truss rod adjuster available. I won't use anything else.

However, i'm not crazy about the Hot Rod. It's sloppy, and can rattle around a bit even when under tension. It's VERY deep and fairly heavy compared to other dual-action truss rods. And the inevitably seem to come tarnished, oxidized, and stiff, requiring some work to get them usable and presentable.

On the left is how they typically arrive. On the right is how they look after some brushing, grinding, polishing, buffing and waxing. StewMac, you can (and should) do better… especially for the price.

Three suggestions:

1) Make these with one threaded rod and one flat steel bar, so they can fit better in thinner necks. This would probably reduce the weight a little bit as well, and also take care of the rattling issue.

2) Please make them 1/4" wide so we can use commonly-available spiral cutters instead of having to purchase your proprietary 0.225" router bit.

3) Make the spoke wheels out of stainless steel, or at least plate them so they're more presentable to our customers.

3.0

Good but a bit disappointing

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Spoke nut was askew against the steel bar what required me to make baggy hole to set the rod properly. I do hope this will be improved right away.

3.0

Rusting on rod-

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For the most part it seems like a great solid rod, but straight out of the box, the rod had rusting on the adjustment nut and on the thread of one of the rods, right through the double nut. Also the nut isn't nice and shiny looking like on the picture. A bit disappointed with quality, but it should still do the job. 6/10

3.0

Quality Decreased

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For a long while i'm aware of SM truss rods. Till the last time i always got happy with them. Thats why i kept buying. But the last one i got, thats another story. I saw the material quality of the adjustment tip ,particularly, decreased. Okay, not that bad but i'm not fully satisfied with the spoke nut truss rod. I think i'm going to keep using standard truss rods of Stew Mac next time, not spokes...

5.0

great adjustment

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convenient adjustment system, high-quality material.

5.0

Great truss rod!

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Have used these in my last 12 necks. Always work well and you can shorten them by 3/4" if needed. Will continue to use them.

5.0

Top quality rod.

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These hot rods set the standard.

5.0

Works great!

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Easy to install, easier to use. Worked good on my first try. Not much more to say. Best option out there in my opinion if you're not worried about the visibility. I think it looks cool though.

4.0

Good stuff, well made.

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I have to say Hot Rod truss rods are among the better truss rods available and they are more affordable than most. What I like about these are the brass-milled ends and the red protective plastic around the rods themselves. One can always make their own truss rods, but for better machined rods all ready to go, these are it. The only thing that kept this from 5 stars is the spoke-wheel was significantly smaller than the ones EB/MM and Peavey used. I'm not sure if they make a bigger replacement piece to put on the end? Very satisfied otherwise. Thank You :-)

5.0

Perfect as always.

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Always flawless, these are great.

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