What's wrong with this Fender truss rod?

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Issue 301 March 22, 2018


Truss rod breaks almost always happen at the adjusting nut. Not this time. Dan Erlewine has a Fender neck in which the entire truss rod rotates along with the nut. It seems to have come apart in a really unusual way.

 
In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Pulling the truss rod out of a Fender neck
  • The jam nut: a way to turn the truss rod itself
  • How do you get an anchor nut out of the neck heel?
  • Replacing a truss rod without marring the neck

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