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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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Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
1016 18" overall length Yes
6 or more $17.91  
12 or more $16.66  

1017 24" overall length Yes
6 or more $22.66  
12 or more $21.44  

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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.

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Spoke Nut Hot Rod Truss Rod
5 out of 5 stars
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5 3-26-2014
Great truss rod!

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.

DGreen  Colorado Read my reviews (2)
5 3-21-2014
Top quality rod.

These hot rods set the standard.

Highline Guitars  Denver, Colorado Read my reviews (30)
5 1-03-2014

Good quality. Perfect lenth! I will always get my truss rods here

Guitardude  Paradise. Ca.
5 7-30-2013
Works great!

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.

Andrew H.  South Carolina, USA Read my reviews (44)
4 6-06-2013
Good stuff, well made.

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 :-)

JMB  New York
5 4-14-2013
Perfect as always.

Always flawless, these are great.

TisDale Custom Guitars  Renton, WA, USA Read my reviews (52)
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5 8-29-2012
Hot Rod Truss Rods are GREAT

I use these a bunch with students and my own guitars. I have put them in from the back of the neck like Fender, but it requires a slot that goes further towards the nut than what Fender does. I worried about the truss rod causing shear stress on the glue joint where the walnut strip is glued in to the maple neck. The oldest neck made that way is almost 3 years old now, and no issues. I use these with guitar building students and there haven't been any issues, ever.

I've personally built about 15 electric guitars with these and helped adult and minor students build about 300 electric guitars with these truss rods. Follow Dan Erlewine's advice and get a helper to assist in pre-bending the neck before making an adjustment, especially on a stubborn neck.

Mudbug765  Hartford City, IN Read my reviews (13)
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5 7-03-2012
Great !

great quality and very easy quick adjustment.

DGordonYoungLuthier  NYC , NY Read my reviews (3)
5 5-05-2012
spoke nut

buena solucion para mastiles tipo fenders , music man control de varilla en el traste 22 o 24 ... mucho mejor que el acceso de control de varilla por la cabeza....recomendado....

julio cesar saavedra malliza  lima peru Read my reviews (3)
5 4-15-2012
Good Truss Rod

I use these on my banjos and like them very much. Good reliable product.

Dean Robinson  Atlanta Read my reviews (2)
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