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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2002, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone have any difficulty getting to their Truss Rod on the JS1000? For me, it seems the string retainer is like right in the way, and I can't get my allen wrench in there enough to turn the truss rod. Any help on this? Its a pain to take off the string retainer everytime i need to mess with the truss rod

Also, my High E string does sound clean when struck open, but there's no buzzing anywhere when its fretted anywhere on the board. I've tried raising the action, but it gets too high to be playabable before the buzzing goes away. Hence the question about truss rods, since I would think that would be the problem. Rich? Anyone?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2002, 10:49 PM
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Are you using the factory truss wrench [which is VERY short and slips in front of the string tree] ?
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2002, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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factory truss rod?

Hmm, i don't think i got one of them ....figures...f'in Guitar Center..but i'll look around for it

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Just take the 5mm wrench and grind it down so the L only extends about 13mm past the wrench centerline.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-23-2002, 03:57 PM
 
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Hey rich, got a question...

Where can i get one of thoes Ibanez tool kits?
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There will be one in the case you'll recieve next week. [shhhh, let's not upset those that buy at GC and never get tools!]

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-23-2002, 04:41 PM
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No sh*t! When I USED TO buy my guitars from GC, I never got the tools, then when I asked for them, they acted like they were throwing something in for free!
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-23-2002, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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With all I'VE done for you Rich, I think you should send me one of those "toolkits", since I was so poorly robbed of them at GC.



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I'll bite, Matt who?
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-24-2002, 06:36 AM
 
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they acted like they were throwing something in for free!
are you serious??? I can't believe those mofos actually do that... well, then again, GC and Sam Ash sales people always made me feel like they are telling lies thru their teeth..
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Matt who

Matt who?? Matt who??
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Re: Truss Rod

Sorry to hijack this thread, but as my question (request?) is along similar lines...

Having also received no tools with my '99 JS1000, I have been making do with some normal allen wrenches for all jobs - including truss rod adjustment. However, a very kind chap from Machinehead distribution (UK) sent me a truss rod tool for nothing...

The problem is: it is one of the tools with the 'socket' on the end (looks like popeye's pipe, if you see what i mean ) and not a normal 'male' allen wrench - i can't see how this fits the JS1000?! i think it's the wrong tool - I probably need to grind down my normal allen wrench as described above.

Could some obliging JS1000 owner confirm that they too have the same kind of truss rod socket by taking a nice picture of the truss rod channel to quieten my fears?
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-31-2005, 11:52 AM
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Re: Truss Rod

JS1000's use a 5mm shortened Allen wrench. JS1's use a 4mm.
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