Hello. I'm curious to know if their are any straight forward, simple ways to tell if your truss rod
is broken (I said from 'a guitar you acquired' in the title because I'm not talking about snapping it when you're making an adjustment). Does the rod move loosely in the neck or anything like that?
I recently bought a Jackson USA SLS and I'm setting it up but I've turned the truss rod quiet a lot (a lot for a truss rod that is - it hasn't been turned all the way around or anything) and it's not really doing a whole lot to straighten the neck. The rod is nice and tight (feels like other truss rods
I've adjusted), it feels fine while turning it, I KNOW I didn't do anything to it so that's not the issue. Oh, and I've certainly never forced anything.
I'm only asking so I can be aware of how much turning may be required - the neck was pretty bowed forward, so maybe the rod simply needs more turning than usual. It is less bowed now than before so that should indicate a working truss rod.
How far can a truss rod go (around) before you know somethings up? Thanks!