Hot Rod Low Profile 2-Way Truss Rod

Hot Rod Low Profile 2-Way Truss Rod

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Hot Rod Low Profile 2-Way Truss Rod 12-1/4" overall length
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12-1/4" overall length

Item # 2650
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Hot Rod Low Profile 2-Way Truss Rod 14-1/4" overall length
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14-1/4" overall length

Item # 2651
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Hot Rod Low Profile 2-Way Truss Rod 18" overall length
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18" overall length

Item # 2652
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Hot Rod Low Profile 2-Way Truss Rod 24" overall length
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24" overall length

Item # 2653
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Hot Rod Low Profile 2-Way Truss Rod

About This Item

Easy to install in guitars, banjos and basses! Great for thinner necks that need a shallow truss rod depth. These strong, 2-way adjustable rods correct both upbow and backbow.

Used by Martin, Epiphone, Ibanez, Squier, ESP and Godin.

This ingenious dual-rod design fits a straight 1/4"-wide x 3/8"-deep channel (measured from the bottom of the fingerboard). The adjustment nut turns smoothly inside a nickel-plated sleeve, requiring a 4mm Allen wrench (not included). The steel rods are shrink wrapped to prevent rattling.

The low profile means you don't have to remove risky amounts of wood to install this two-way rod. That means there's less chance of cutting into your truss rod channel when shaping a thin neck.

"I've used these rods with great results, in new builds as well as replacements. They’re very strong, and easy to install."
—Erick Coleman, StewMac tech advisor

Pick the Hot Rod Truss Rod size you'll need:
(overall length includes the nut)

Instrument
Resonator guitar
Acoustic guitar with 12th fret at the body
Acoustic guitar with 14th fret at the body
Electric guitar
Banjo
Bass
Size
12-1/4"
12-1/4"
14-1/4"
18"
18"
24"


Channel size required
1/4"-wide x 3/8"-deep (6.35mm x 9.52mm)
Depth measured from the bottom of the fingerboard

Professional installation
We made special routers and reamers to install these truss rods quickly and accurately:
Installation Tools for Low Profile Truss Rod


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3.0

not as good as it could be

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can work fine, but the design of this is pretty obnoxious: unlike the regular HR truss rods that have two, slightly wider, blocks of brass at each end to anchor them when you twist the adjustment nut, these are 1/4" the whole length, but then at the nut, have a round bit right before the nut that is slightly wider on the bottom (hard to explain till you have them in hand).
the problem is that because it's on the bottom, you have to use a slightly bigger router bit (its of course some random size too) to make room for it at the bottom, leaving the top of that end to be unanchored and haveing a bunch of slop when to turn the adjusting nut.
its just a crappy design. I suspect it is sold so you have to buy ANOTHER super specialty tool (the reamer) and tag on another $30 and shipping.

5.0

It Fits!

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Verified Buyer


Awesome product!

5.0

Thank you

By

Verified Buyer


The online store sent me the product quickly and i would like to recomend any purchase here.

2.0

Doesn’t work with all truss rod installation kit

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Verified Buyer


Really missing the all low profile trussrod this one doesn’t work with the installation kit, plus doesn’t feel as strong as previous.

5.0

affordable truss rod

By

Verified Buyer


quality is good.

2.0

Beware of Variable Thickness

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Verified Buyer


This truss rod is not of a uniform thickness throughout its length. And I am not talking about the larger size of the adjustable nut. The I have ensured the rod is adjusted to flat, and it still does not sit flat in its channel. I almost ruined a neck by going too deep to get this thing to sit flat. I don't know why they stopped selling the previous low profile rods, but those were way better and always consistent.

4.0

Nice .

By

Verified Buyer


Thay are just what i was looking for. good price also.

3.0

Beware the adjuster depth

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Verified Buyer


This may be great for installation with the adjuster at the body end of the neck, but beware if you want to have the adjuster at the headstock end. The adjuster requires a cavity that is at least 15/32 inch below the bottom of the fretboard. This is too deep into the neck area for my guitars. As such I don't know how to rate it, but have to so I give it a 3. I am asking to return it.

5.0

Much better than expected.

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Very nice. Built like it belongs on an army tank.

4.0

Adjustment bolt is large

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This truss rod works extremely well and was easy to install, but the large adjustment bolt is not well-suited for low-profile necks that are adjustable from the headstock side.

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