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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 0.125" x 0.325" x 18"

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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 0.125" x 0.325" x 24"

0.125" x 0.325" x 24"

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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 0.125" x 0.375" x 18"

0.125" x 0.375" x 18"

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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 0.125" x 0.375" x 24"

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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 0.200" x 0.250" x 18"

0.200" x 0.250" x 18"

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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 0.200" x 0.250" x 24"

0.200" x 0.250" x 24"

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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods

About This Item

Stronger than an equivalent volume of steel, carbon fiber rods can supplement an adjustable truss rod to help prevent neck twisting.

Short sections can be installed to reinforce the base of a peghead. Formed with heat and pressure in an epoxy base, carbon fiber adds little weight, but adds significant stiffness.

Dimensions


#4408: 0.125" x 0.325" x 18" (3.18mm x 8.26mm x 457mm)
#4409: 0.125" x 0.325" x 24" (3.18mm x 8.26mm x 610mm)
#4401: 0.125" x 0.375" x 18" (3.18mm x 9.53mm x 457mm)
#4402: 0.125" x 0.375" x 24" (3.18mm x 9.53mm x 610mm)
#4403: 0.200" x 0.250" x 18" (5.08mm x 6.35mm x 457mm)
#4404: 0.200" x 0.250" x 24" (5.08mm x 6.35mm x 610mm)


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

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.

Fixing a warped neck with carbon fiber

This early-50s Harmony StratoTone has no truss rod, and the neck is warped. Dan Erlewine repairs it by installing carbon fiber neck rods. The week after this repair was done, another copper-colored StratoTone came in with the same problem!

Instructions

Product Instructions

Working with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Materials

Information about the precautions related to, and the use of, Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Materials.

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4.0

Good

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I use them a lot. They keep working for me.

4.0

stiff rod...

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Verified Buyer


Used these a lot over the years, just built myself a 5 string bass and installed 4 of these in the neck...solid as a rock and a great consistent tone over the entire neck. I think a two way truss rod is crucial when using these rods as it can stiffen a neck so much...you can't get the relief you want from string pull alone.

5.0

Carbon fiber rods

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This is the first time I've used these Carbon fiber rods. They work well, and fit nicely, and allow me to make a very thin but very strong/stiff neck. In the photo you can see them installed along with a two way adjustable truss rod, in my sonÆs guitar which he orders very strong so that he could string it with thick strings for playing hard rock.

5.0

Going for lightweight? Go carbon

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I switched to cedar for the necks of my electric guitars. The combination of a spoke nut hot rod and carbon reinforcement is very lightweight, strong and extremely stable.

4.0

Good as any carbon fiber on the market, but price is high

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I put a pair of carbon fiber rods, and a dual action Hot Rod, in all my necks. Stew Mac's carbon fiber is as good as any I've used. I'd give a five star rating, if the price were more reasonable.

5.0

So Easy to Use!!!!

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I love them for my Bass ukes and Mando's

5.0

Just as described

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Verified Buyer


Excellent rods. They really helped me reinforced a 5-stringed bass neck. Rods are very stiff and extremely light weighted.

3.0

Poorly shaped

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The section of these rod is not rectangular: on each of the narrow sides there is a seam protruding some. To seat it well on a rectangular channell, you have to scrape those sides flat; not fun on carbon fiber...

5.0

Carbon rod reinforcing

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Verified Buyer


I've used these a number of times and since I have the custom router bit, I continue to use them. They work well, and fit nicely. You can really see how much stiffer the neck is with these installed. In the photo you can see them installed along with a two way adjustable truss rod in a blank for a headless neck.

3.0

i hate titles...

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Verified Buyer


just a little bit to thick. I got the 1/8"s and with my 1/4" truss rod, had to hammer the whole thing in

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 76 See Carbon Fiber Neck Rods
on page 76 of our StewMac Digital Catalog